Since Stephanie Wimpey was a young girl, she has had a heart for children in foster care and adoption. Over the past few years, she has been able to enrich children’s lives as a foster parent and as a volunteer for local nonprofit Chosen for Life.
Chosen for Life supports foster families with a clothes and toy closet, partners with local churches to help assemble care teams for foster families, awards grants to families adopting and puts together thank-you packages for local DFCS workers.
Care teams of five to six families are assigned to one foster family. They deliver meals, help out with babysitting and run other errands. Before Stephanie and her husband Brentt became foster parents, they first served on a care team in 2016.
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