Atifa Ljajic was dumped by her husband Serif Nokic after they spent 20 years trying to have a baby, when she became pregnant at the age of 60.
Serif Nokic changed his mind when he heard the baby screaming in the maternity ward. The man told his wife that he was too old to put up with the crying.
In Novi Pazar, in western Serbia’s Raska District, Serif Nokic, then 68, left her on the day the baby arrived.
Alina’s crying would keep him up at night, he told his partner.
When asked about abandoning new mum Atifa, Serif said: ‘She got what she wanted, now she is happy.’
Serif claims that living with a baby at his age would be too damaging to his health.
While Atifa also has health problems, including high blood pressure, she says she is ready to raise her daughter alone.
‘Above all, I am a sick man, I am 68, I am a diabetic and I have a weak heart.”, Serif said.
‘It is not easy not to sleep all night and to hear a baby’s cry.’
Atifa was a high-risk pregnancy and spent three months in the hospital before giving birth.
Serif said he had accepted the pregnancy despite initially opposing it.
Serif, however, decided he did not want to be with his new family as Atifa held Alina in her arms for the first time.
Little Alina will not even have his last name because he refused to register her as his daughter.
It is believed that Atifa and Serif used anonymous sperm donors.
Atifa said she would raise her baby by herself despite having little money.
Despite being a cousin of Rasim Ljajic, Serbia’s Minister of Trade and Deputy Prime Minister, she says she has no relatives who can help her.
Atifa, who worked in a textile factory, said: ‘Whatever happens, whether Serif stays or leaves, I will do my best to raise Alina and to put her on the right path.’ I will live for her alone.”
She added, ‘I know it will not be easy, but I believe there are good people who will want to help me.’
On the eve of her 60th birthday in 2017, Atifa had almost given up hope of ever having children when doctors told her she was finally expecting a baby after fertility treatment.
Atifa achieved a lifelong dream when she gave birth to the healthy baby girl.
I knew it would be a big risk at my age, but my only wish in life was to have a child, and it happened to me. “, she said.
‘God gave me the courage to face my life without fear. My life has never been better.’
Source: Daily Mail