Atifa recently gave birth to a healthy girl, but on the same day, her husband left them, claiming that raising a baby at his age would be damaging to his health.
Atifa Jjajic is the second oldest mother in the history of Serbia. She had been trying to get pregnant for over two decades, but all the treatments she underwent proved unsuccessful.
Over the last few years, she attempted to become pregnant through in-vitro fertilization five times, and on the last attempt, she managed to take her pregnancy to term and give birth to a beautiful baby girl.
It was the happiest day of Atifaâs life, but only for a few hours, because on that very same day, her husband announced that he was leaving them, because raising a baby at age 68 would be detrimental to his health.
âAbove all, I am a sick man, I am 68, I am a diabetic and I have a weak heart,â the 68-year-old told reporters. âIt is not easy not to sleep all night and to hear a babyâs cry. She got what she wanted, now she is happy.”
And if that wasnât cruel enough, Nokic doesnât even want to legally register little Alina as his child, so her mother will have to raise her all by herself.
The couple are believed to have used an anonymous sperm donor, and Atifa says that inappropriate comments about this and constant pressure from Serifâs family in Turkey eventually made the man leave them. He couldnât have picked a âbetterâ time for it eitherâŠ
The 60-year-old mother only earns a modest pension, and has to pay off a loan she took for her pregnancy treatments, but even though making ends meet will be tough, she is still in seventh heaven over finally having a child.
âI knew it would be a big risk at my age, but my only wish in my life was that I have a child, and it happened to me,â Atifa said. âI was not afraid of my life at all, God gave me courage. I have never felt better.
âWhatever happens, if Serif stays or goes, Iâll fight to raise Alina as best I can. I will live for her alone,â the woman added. âI know it will not be easy, but I still think there are good people who can help me.â
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