Well, I am a female mother of one and I do want to have one more. And because of the age limit I didn't have much time left to consider having kids at the moment. I was also in the process with DEA and one day almost towards the end of the process I received the "Closed Age" email. It happened two weeks after my 37th birthday. CBP is different. Once you're selected ( Notice of referral, beginning of the process) even if is a month before turning 40, you are good to go.