The other day The Guardian newspaper published an interesting article on “aging without children”. The author was from a charity I had never come across before: “Aging without Children” (AWOC)
The article posed the question:
Who will support people who are ageing without children?By 2030, a quarter of people in the UK will get old without having children. Measures need to be put in place to fill the care gap
A good question, one that is often discussed amongst those of us who are members of the subgroup of The Compassionate Friends called “Parents With No Surviving Children / Childless Parents”. In other words, those of us who had a child or children, but lost their sole child, or lost all of their children.
I am one of those latter, having lost my son aged 3 to a genetic condition in 1982, and my daughter aged…
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