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Couple says goodbye to 168th foster child


A couple married 52 years is closing a chapter of their life after fostering their 168th child.

Sandy and Bud Wilwerding of Omaha, Nebraska, told KETV that it won’t be easy to say goodbye to the two boys who are currently living with them. After the boys leave, they will no longer be fostering any children.

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They’ve been fostering children for 46 years.

“It’s going to be an adjustment,” Bud said. “Not on my end, but on her end. It will be a big adjustment.”

Sandy says she was convinced to start fostering children after hearing a radio ad.

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“I heard on the radio, ‘If you have room in your house for one.’ Sure I have room. I only had one and from there it voomed,” she told KETV.

The couple has four children of their own and 12 grandchildren. They say they hope to spend some more time with their grandkids.

“I don’t think I did anything unique,” Sandy said. “I know a lot of people who have done it 20 to 30 years. Lots of kids and probably did it better than me. I don’t feel like I’m that unique.”


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