Against the odds and well into her forties, Angel La Liberte, BA (Hons) Psych, conceived and gave birth to two healthy children (in 2002 and 2005) without the aid of medical fertility treatments. She was soon drawn into the rising international cause célèbre in the baby-making stakes—the fast-growing population of ‘mid-life moms’.
An experienced writer and public campaigner on divorce and relationship issues in the media limelight, Angel was a regular ‘guest expert’ handling live phone-ins on over 200 television and talk shows—including BBC and ITV news and breakfast programs—and leading newspaper and magazine features, in the UK through-out the 1990’s.
Following the rise of her national UK campaigning organization and magazine, Single Again, her book,Relationship Breakdown—A Survival Guide(Ward Lock, c. 1997), was published in the UK and Europe.
Moving to California in 2007 to raise her family, Angel chose to ‘weigh in’ on the controversy surrounding the rise of the ‘granny-moms’ and launch her website—Flower Power Mom—The Truth About Motherhood After 40 (www.flowerpowermom.com) in October 2009.
Since then, Angel has written extensively on key issues relating to motherhood after 40—from fertility and childbirth to social stigma and parenting in later life.
She has been regularly interviewed and featured in the USA media, including several live appearances on CNN, and a broad range of radio programs and newspapers across the country, eg. WINS 1010 New York, KIRO Seattle, CBC The Current (national), Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Minnesota Star Tribune, Baltimore Sun, and countless others.
In May, 2011 she launched A Child After 40, the first online community to empower women on the journey of motherhood after 40–from natural conception, IVF, egg/sperm donation, surrogacy, and adoption, to midlife parenting, ageing and menopause.
She is currently writing a self-help guide for motherhood after 40 and continues to pioneer an advocacy and support movement for the rising population of later mothers.
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