- Over a period of 34 years, 78-year-old Linda Owens has fostered a total of 81 infants
- That has earned her several titles like Baby Whisperer and Mama Linda
- Whereas she is a temporary mother, she says the most rewarding part is knowing that whatever she does lasts in the children forever
Seventy-eight-year-old Linda Owens has never been married and does not have a child of her own, but she has taken care of more infants than many mothers out there.
This is due to the fact that for the last 34 years, she has been a foster mother to 81 infants.
Owens, who lives near the San Francisco Bay Area reveals that it is a rewarding and heartwarming venture.
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Over the years, she has come to be known by different titles among them Baby Whisperer and Mama Linda.
She said at an interview as reported by CBS News:
"They all have a mark in your life. I have pictures of when I started. I've got pictures in drawers and pictures in boxes."
She added that most of the children she has fostered were born in difficult conditions, which exposed them to challenges that delayed their developmental milestones.
According to her, the most rewarding part of taking care of the children comes in their priceless smiles and eye contact.
As much as she considers herself a temporary mom, she celebrates the fact that whatever she offers lasts a lifetime in the young ones.
Those who have adopted babies fostered by Owens agree that her touch on the children is extraordinary.
"She's in her crib. Leave her alone. I know you want to play with her but if you wake her up, you'll start interrupting her sleep."
Owens revealed that the best part of being a foster parent is when the children are matched with the families that adopt them.
"That's the warming part of the job that I have done. To secure them, to build enough trust in them to go on their new adventure."
The septuagenarian remains adamant that she plans to continue being a foster mother as long as God gives her the health and strength to do the job.
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