Happy Mothers Day to you! We are older adoptive parents as well and our situations are very simular. Although we had alot of support we also get our fair share of dirty looks and unkind words. One silly person even accused us of stealing our children from their "REAL MOTHER". even though they had been in foster care since birth. At first I felt I had to explain myself but no more. Now when I get these types of questions or commits I just say "Nope they are mine and I have the birth certificate and many sleepless nights to prove it." We are happy, the kids are healthy and happy and that's all that matters.Enjoy your children and don't worry about what anyone else thinks. Have a wonderful Mothers Day!