A woman from the US adopted 35 children over three decades, after having two children of her own.
The Jamesons, from Utah, adopted 26 children with special needs during that time, reports People.
Christie Jameson, 73, is currently caring for 11 disabled children at home – including six with serious heart defects.
“All kids deserve a real home of their own and I just couldn’t bear the thought of my kids going into institutions,” Jameson told People.
“In my heart, I knew there was always room for one more. And I know there must be other people out there who would do the very same.”
Jameson is now a single mother after losing her husband, Alva, to cancer in 2009.
“We didn’t go looking for our family — most of them came to us, once the word got out that we would take the kids nobody else wanted,” says Jameson.
Jameson took in children who had Down Syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and fetal alcohol syndrome and others children with shorter life expectancy.