I can't know for sure. Age is part of it, though at the risk of sounding condescending, you come across as a smart and wise year-old or at least a whole lot smarter and wiser and more accomplished than I and a lot of people were at the age of I grew up with a single mother. If so, hard to see what's lost in giving it your best shot. Age in relation to childbearing for her may be an issue, but
It was a lot for him to deal with and none of his peers had experience to help him.
My friend is devastated because she cannot be a biological mother and she cannot give him a child. She is a faithful and loving partner.