Dwayne Shepherd, of Montvale, grew up in a large family that included foster and adopted children. His parents, Calvin and Martha Shepherd, had two biological children—Dwayne was one of them—and five adopted children. They also took in foster children.
After Dwayne got married, he and his wife, Patti, were able to move into a four-bedroom house.
“We felt God had blessed us with that extra room,” said Shepherd. “We felt we should share it.”