LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Every 15 minutes a baby is born drug exposed in the nation.
A family in Lexington is creating a non-profit to help babies and families locally.
Chad and Ann Nipp adopted two kids, Brandon and Trinity.
The Nipp’s learned Trinity was exposed to cocaine and suboxone when she was born.
At the hospital, the Nipp’s says Trinity was shaking and had tremors.
The couple wants to help other babies like Trinity and that’s why they’ve created Phoenix Grace KY.
The non-profit is a residential pediatric recovery home that will help babies through medical and therapeutic treatments.
“These children are available and they’re perfect. They do come from traumas and they do come from situations that normally we don’t see, but at the end of the day they’re children and they need to be loved,” said Ann Nipp.
The Nipp’s also want to help the birth parents by offering them resources to get clean and motivate them by letting them be with their child.
“Instead of 1 or 2 hours a week seeing their newborn, they can see their newborn for hours in the evening while taking parenting classes and bonding,” said Nipp.
Phoenix Grace is projected to be open by January 2020.
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