Being a foster mother isn’t easy and it requires a lot of love, patience, and kindness. For one woman, Linda Herring, none of the challenges that came with being a foster mom stopped her from taking in a large number of children.
Today, at the age of 75, she’s no longer fostering, but is forever proud of the life that fostering gave her. Throughout life, she’s fostered so many children, including children with special needs and other medical challenges.
Even though many other people considered her to be amazing and incredible, for her, it was only the right thing to do.
She felt beyond honored to have been given the chance to love those children who others rejected. She treated everyone as they were her own.
Lind Herring Helped Raise Children into Successful Adults
Herring didn’t just foster children, but also ran a daycare.
Also, she would often visit the local high school at the evenings to perform custodial duties and was also a first responder volunteer.
Together with her husband Bob, they have 8 children, 3 of which are children she fostered and then adopted.
Anthony is one of them and Linda took him in when he was 6 months old.
Today, he’s 39 and a legal member of the family and said that he appreciates that he was adopted even more today as a parent then when he was a child.
He’s beyond grateful for the care that Linda and Bob provided and the lessons they taught him.
He knows that family isn’t only those with whom you share blood, but also who you have in your life to love.
She Was a Foster Parent to Many Children with Special Needs
A lot of the children she fostered had serious medical problems. But, thanks to her and Bob, these children are now happy adults who’re succeeding and functioning in the society.
Anthony notes how Linda taught them to appreciate and understand children with special needs.
Indeed, the inspiring story of Linda and Bob should be a motivation for other people to act more selfless and to help those in need.