Sandra Bullock: Her New Life

25 Stars Who Became Moms After 40

From Janet and Sandra to Angela and Salma, meet the moms who found motherhood worth the wait

EMMA THOMPSON

Thompson endured several rounds of in vitro fertilization before welcoming daughter Gaia, now 16, at age 40 – and it was all worth it. "Even now, when things are bad I go back and I remember the birth process," the actress told U.K.'s Guardian. "It's like a well from which I draw strength.” Thompson also informally adopted son Tindyebwa Agaba in 2003 when the Rwandan orphan was 16.