You will remember the day you become a parent for the rest of your life. A special little person who depends on you has just been welcomed into the world. It’s your responsibility to provide the ideal environment for them and help in their goal fulfillment.
Adriana Iliescu made international news in 2005 when she gave birth to her first child. The cause? She was 66 years old.
Adriana experienced utter joy when giving birth to her daughter Eliza.
After 17 years, the elderly mother is once again in the public eye as a result of some highly publicized new photos of her daughter.
There are those days that may totally change a person’s life. Everyone who has ever been a parent will undoubtedly agree that it is impossible to describe the moment you welcome your child.
The nicest feeling in the world is when you first see that adorable child glance up at you.
Some people are immortalized in history books from the moment of birth.
Eliza Iliescu experienced just that when she was born in Romania in 2005. The girl’s mother made history because of her.
Adriana Iliescu became the oldest mother in the world at the age of 66. For obvious reasons, Eliza’s birth made headlines, and Adriana was given a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for it.
Because she had received harsh criticism after becoming a mother, Adriana talked about her experiences and opened up about parenthood in 2010. She was viewed as selfish and overly elderly by the public.
“The mirror is unkind to women, but if we are talking about my energy then I feel like a young woman. I feel like I’m 27 and when I feel a bit more tired, I feel like I’m 37. I am healthier than women more than half my age.”
“People think they are being funny when they call me granny, but I didn’t have Eliza to make me look younger. I never feel my years.”
Adriana, who was 71 at the time, also disclosed that she intended to have another child during her chat with the British newspaper.
”Medically, it’s possible,” she said. ”I understand there are trials going on with a 70-year-old woman in England, so it could be done. I am fine and healthy and I think it would be possible to have another child in the future, but I’m not in a rush at the moment.”
Like most moms and daughters, Adriana and Eliza have become close over time. Eliza is a bright, funny, and incredibly happy young girl.
Although many people have an opinion regarding Adriana’s age, the mother insists that she is an excellent mom and takes care of Eliza in every way.
“I don’t smoke and I don’t drink. If I live as long as my parents did, Eliza will be 20 by the time I pass away. I think I still have a lot to give her.”
Adriana did not choose to have children at such a late age. Adriana Iliescu had to have an abortion when she was a young bride for medical reasons. Her spouse left her when she was 24.
Adriana then concentrated on other aspects of her life including her work as a professor at a university in Romania.
“I couldn’t even think about a child, as I was working.”
“But, from the age of 37, after I had completed my doctorate, I was ready to have a child. But there was no IVF back then.”
When in-vitro fertilization became a possibility in Romania, Adriana was 57 years old. Despite receiving therapy, Adriana’s first pregnancy in 2000 ended in a miscarriage.
Her desire to become a mother caused many to turn their back on her. They believed Adriana was acting immorally, but she never gave up and stood strong in her desire to become a mother.
After seeking therapy from Dr. Bogdan Marinescu in Bucharest, Eliza was eventually born. In reality, Adriana was expecting triplets, but only Eliza made it out alive after two of the other children passed away in the womb. She, unfortunately, spent a lot of time in the NICU due to her preterm birth.
But soon, she had developed into a resilient little girl, and Adriana, who was extremely religious, wanted to baptize her daughter. Unfortunately, a few religious groups were against Adriana having a child at such an advanced age. Adriana received strange stares from the nuns at Eliza’s baptism, and one even referred to her as “the creation of dark energy.”
Eliza, according to Adriana, is a gift from God.