Hello everyone! Today I will tell you about a wonderful brave Romanian woman, Adriana Iliescu. She gave birth to a baby at 66 years old in 2005. She is officially registered as the oldest mother in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records (in the same year a Spanish woman gave birth to twins at 67, so Adriana didn’t hold the record for too long).
Adriana was married only once for four years. At 24, she divorced her husband and has been single for the past 50 years. She claimed that she had always wanted children but never had a partner to father for her child. Additionally, she had to study and work hard because no one supported her.
In 2000, Romanian clinics started offering IVF technology. Thanks to this amazing technology, Adriana got pregnant and gave birth to her first child, Elis
Local mass media claimed the baby was absolutely healthy. Newspapers were screaming about the old mother and so they made the story known all over the world.
Time passed and journalists stopped chasing Adriana around every corner, allowing her spend time with her daughter. The woman lived in a small flat in Bucharest, on a 250 EUR/month pension. She most likely also got some money from mass media as well, for her interviews and stories. That being said, raising her daughter as a single mother has been a challenge economically.
This picture was taken in 2008. Elisa is 3 years old here and she is accompanying her mother to the shop. Adriana is probably the most open old mother we know. Today, we know about 70 year old mothers, but their kids’ lives are kept very privat.
Adriana confirms that she is often mistaken for a grandmother, but she doesn’t feel shy about the situation. She is happy and raises her child with love and care.
Time flies and Elisa grows up. Now she’s a teenager and she doesn’t differ from other kids her age. Elisa is a positive and sociable girl.
Now Adriana is 80 and Elisa is 14. We want to wish the old mother lots of health and many years to go. She needs it for raising her daughter!