About The Old Man Behind Old Dad Project.

I was born in 1963 in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland to very poor parents and lifestyle. My parents took us all to England in 1970.

Alan Forrest smith - the old dad - 1964 edinburgh

Alan Forrest smith - the old dad - 1964 edinburgh

I grew up like most kids and married a school sweetheart. We had four children together.

I had my first child in 1989. I had my fourth child 1998. I then stupidly had vasectomy the same year.

Twenty years later its 2019 my wife Tamuna has delivered us a precious new son, Demna Davit (დემნა დავით). We gave him a Georgian name. My wife originates from Georgia (the country).

It’s a long story so I’ll keep it as short as I can.

After a long divorce, in 2010 I found myself single again until I met the woman was to become my wife. She lived in London and was originally from The Republic of Georgia.

The first time I took her for dinner she asked me this question, “Would you ever have more children?”

I replied yes but what I knew and she didn’t know was that I had had a regrettable vasectomy in 1998. I didn’t feel the need to tell her on our first dinner, but then but moving forward… I had a very successful reversal that eventually led to a new baby on its way (Born 13/4/2019).

We got married in New York City Hall in 2015.

I should say despite the reversal we eventually took the IVF route. This is the third and successful attempt.

April 13th 2019 my fifth child arrived against a lot of odds. I am now 56-year dad and loving it.


This website is a dedication to all older fathers or old dads like myself. I want you to know I have never so excited by the being a dad once more but I also had and have a ton of questions that arise daily.

So enjoy the old dad or older father blog, enjoy the stories and I am happy to share as much as I can share with you about the whole process and experience of being an old but hopefully cool dad.

So far I have zero negative to write. I love my new son and love the old new process of being a father again.

The Old Dad, Alan

If you want … You can find out more about me on my main website … www.AlanForrestSmith.com

My wife tamuna, our son demna davit and the old dad, alan forrest smith - me!