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By David Pan 

Opening their home and hearts

 

March 28, 2019



The numbers were startling to hear.

Jim and Wendy Shapiro were listening to a sermon by their pastor at church.

He was talking about the foster care system and how 2,000 children in Washington were in need of a home.

If every church in the state had just one family willing to step up and adopt a child, the pastor said, there would be no more children in the system.

The pastor’s words resonated with the Shapiros.

“Part of my personal motivation was just to respond to that,” said Jim, who is entering his 23rd year as head football coach at King’s High School. “We need to do som...



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