I am 23 years old, and I cannot shake this feeling that I am getting “too old” to have my first child. Yes, I know that I have my whole life ahead of me, but I do not want to *start* having a family after 30 years old.
I have been with my partner, who is 21, for over two years now (but we have known each other for over 6 years). The thing is: I am ready to have children soon (within the next 2-3 years), while my partner is still “growing up.” I do not want to wait “too long” to start a family–and it doesn’t help that many of my friends and family members are having babies.
We have a house. We have jobs. We have plenty of support. What we don’t have is the money to deal with surrogacy. I don’t know where to even start.