Anna adopted Aiden at 6 years old. Here she shares her adoption journey about becoming a mother at 55 to an older child. Could you adopt an older child? Children over 4 years old often wait the longest to find a family. Families for children urgently need adopters to come forward for this group of children. As older children, there will still be a lot of firsts and special moments and these children still need the love and security of a family they can call their own.