The Guildner Family
Linda and her husband began fostering nearly 20 years ago. In addition to four biological children, the family has adopted six children through foster care in that time and Linda continues to foster children. Linda was inspired to become a foster parent after teaching a child who was in foster care and meeting a foster family at church. After her husband experienced an injury at work, he was at home full-time and the timing was right to add to their family through adoption. While her husband now receives long-term care in a nursing facility, Linda – with the support of her adult children – continues to provide a safe and secure family to the children in her care. Ask Linda’s adult children what it was like to grow up with foster and adoptive siblings, and they will tell you it was not only fun and fulfilling, but also made them more understanding and compassionate.