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Couple Plans Lexington Center For Drug Exposed Babies

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 18:28:09-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A local couple has plans to open a center to care for drug-exposed babies in Lexington, called Phoenix Grace.

Ann and Chad Nipp became foster parents to their now adopted daughter Trinity two years ago, Ann Nipp said.

Trinity was exposed to drugs before she was born and had symptoms of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as a newborn, she said.

“They have tremors, full-blown shakes,” she said of Babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, “which is terrifying to watch.”

Now Nipp wants to help other parents through that experience, she said. She and her husband are now looking for a building in Lexington where treatment for at least 20 babies could be offered at a time, she said.

“We want to be able to give back to the community and get the community involved,” she said.

More information about Phoenix Grace is available at