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Octogenarian Foster Parents

Soon after Robert and Margaret Isdale married, they decided to take in their first foster child, a 14-year-old girl who stayed in their home for only a week. Over the past 46 years, the couple has fostered over 150 children, with stays ranging from a few days to a few years. A young girl named Kim, who had Down syndrome and a heart condition, lived with the Isdales for three years before they officially adopted her. She passed away in 2005 at age 21 from health complications, and the Isdales have continued to foster children with medical issues in her honor. Now in their 80s, the Isdales have no plans of retiring from fostering anytime soon. They were recently gifted a lifetime achievement award from Lincolnshire Fostering Service to honor their decades of work. Robert and Margaret brought along the eight month old baby they are currently fostering to accept their award— the perfect symbol for their unwavering dedication to helping foster children. 

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