"I was 29 years old when my husband and I got our first foster child. We kept children for thirty-four years, mostly pre-adopt newborns, although we had some for two, three, and four years. It was really rewarding and brought us closer as a couple and as a family. We had two birth children and then adopted two of our foster children. I used to call my husband the “Baby Whisperer” because of how good he was with the little ones. We’ve had over 100 kids in all. We loved them all so much and it was always hard to let them go to their new adoptive families. It got harder and harder over the years, but we always said it was better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."