Linda Herring, and her husband, Bob, provided foster care for over 600 children in nearly fifty years. They mostly took in children with special medical needs and would often take calls and go pick up a children in the middle of the night. One of the comforts Linda provided was to make sure every new child had a professional photograph hanging on their living room wall.
When Linda first started fostering children in the 1970s, she was running a home daycare and working as a high school custodian. She also volunteered as a first responder for much of her life. One of the things that drew me to this story is remembering how much energy it took to raise my two children. I know Linda and Bob had help, but what a labor of love!
Linda is now 75 and has decided to stop fostering children due to her own health concerns. She was recently recognized for her service in her state of Iowa.
You can read more about Linda Herring in this article from the Good News Network.
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January 31, 2020 at 4:47 pm
That’s amazing. What wonderful people.
January 31, 2020 at 8:40 pm
I agree. I can’t imagine having that kind of energy, but they must have a deep well of strength.
January 31, 2020 at 6:29 pm
An amazing couple with a big heart!
January 31, 2020 at 8:52 pm
That’s for sure!
January 31, 2020 at 7:58 pm
I can’t even imagine…600 kids. Their hearts must have been overfilled with love and compassion.
January 31, 2020 at 9:10 pm
I know. Extra powerful love and compassion.
January 31, 2020 at 8:06 pm
An extraordinary story — and a wonderful antidote to the news and gossip and speculation with which most of our media is obsessed. Thank you for sharing it.
January 31, 2020 at 9:12 pm
You are most welcome! I do a Good News post every Tuesday. Trying to bring a little balance.
January 31, 2020 at 8:35 pm
That’s amazing, to foster so many kids, especially ones with special needs! Linda and Bob have done a great service to the world.
January 31, 2020 at 9:14 pm
Amazing is the word that fits so well. Thanks for appreciating them with me!
February 1, 2020 at 1:39 pm
Quite some achievement
February 1, 2020 at 8:11 pm
It sure is! I can get tired just thinking about it.
February 3, 2020 at 11:28 am
I know that taking care of children with special medical needs is a lot of patience, hard work and love. Kudos to Linda and Bill for making lives more lovable and livable for so many kids. We need more people like them. ♥
February 3, 2020 at 11:39 pm
Patience, hard work, and love, that’s for sure. They are special people. Thanks for appreciating them with me!
February 5, 2020 at 3:11 am
Such life of love and service to mankind. A noble and kind woman indeed. Raising kids is not easy! Thank you for supporting #WATWB
February 5, 2020 at 11:40 pm
Raising kids is not easy. That’s for sure. Thank you for appreciating this story.
February 19, 2020 at 12:34 pm
Wow! Thank you for sharing this… shows how awesome some people are…
February 19, 2020 at 10:13 pm
Yes! Awesome, strong, and energetic!