11 years and nearly 40 children later
88 year old foster mom retires
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An 88-year-old woman from Michigan, US, who is widely known in her community for her ability to care for others in need, has announced that she'll be retiring after fostering nearly 40 children.

According to the Sturgis Journal, the county's department of health and welfare services will miss her inspirational compassion to help those in need of love. 

There are many of us who at some point might consider adopting or becoming a foster parent. Maybe because we're unable to fall pregnant or, as in Ramah Krontz's case, we want to help those in need of care, love and support. 

Either way, Ramah Krontz sets a great example to those who think they might be too old to parent. 

Ramah Krontz says that her age is primarily her reason for retiring as a foster parent and that she will continue contributing to fostering initiatives by assisting other parents who want to foster. 

A licencing specialist at a fostering agency told the Sturgis Journal about Krontz's unique ways, saying, “Some people who foster do it because they feel like it’s their duty or job, but Ramah just completely and fully loves this … it’s something she wants to do and has loved to do,” Rowe said. “Her care and love is so genuine, it all just comes out so naturally.” 

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