‘I Had So Much Love To Give To Children in Need’
A bonafide good samaritan, Herring also was a first responder for nearly 50 years. She was known all across Johnson County for never turning down a child, no matter what the circumstances.
Herring has five biological children, but over the years she adopted three of the children she fostered. Thirty-nine-year-old Anthony Herring was only 6 months old when he went to live with his adopted mother, and at 3 years old he officially became a member of the family.
“I appreciate being adopted even more today as a parent then I did when I was a child,” Anthony Herring told CNN. “I’m forever grateful for the life I was given. She and Dad have both taught me that family isn’t determined by blood, it’s who you have in your life to love.”
Herring’s other two children have severe medical and special needs — one of whom is completely dependent on others for care.