Chosen is excited to introduce 100 Who Foster Care, a financial partnership program providing needed items for The Family Closet. This outreach matches community donations of children's clothing and other needed items for area foster and adoptive families, kinship caregivers and guardians.
Chosen is a 501(c)3 non-profit foster-care and adoption support ministry. Chosen wishes for all children to have a safe and loving home by Fostering Forever Families. Chosen supports foster and adoptive families through The Family Closet and offers community education on various adoption and fostering-related topics. Chosen's future vision is to develop a multi-family fostering community in Waukesha.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." - Ephesians 1:3-6
Our Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was on May 9th! The Family Closet is now open to foster, foster to adopt, adoptive, kinship and guardianship families. For more information about how to shop, free of charge, at The Family Closet, click here!
What an exciting night for us! 70 people from our community helped us to kick-off The Family Closet, which will provide resources to foster and adoptive families and also allow us to help those in kinship and guardianship situations.
The Waukesha County Business Alliance hosted the event, which included speakers Paul Farrow (County Executive of Waukesha) and Judge William Domina (Waukesha County).
A special thanks to our sponsors: Meli Restaurant and Bar, Children's Community Health Plan and Melissa Belter Photography!
Thanks to all of our volunteers and guests who helped make this night a success!!
To celebrate our Grand Opening, we are offering our supporters the opportunity to spread our name in the community by purchasing a Chosen t-shirt or hooded sweatshirt, both in Royal Blue. Click here or on the Chosen t-shirt icon to the right of the page to order!
As an adoptive child, Amalie Bowling was raised in a Christian home where she was taught that she was chosen in love by God and her parents. The idea of being chosen has been foundational in her life. Her faith in Jesus Christ and her love for children have given her a heart to minister to children
Jason experienced adoption and fostering in different ways through his family and friends. He, too, has a deep passion for children and ministering to them and has been involved with youth and youth ministry for many years.
Together, Jason and Amalie have a passion for all children to feel the love and security of a forever family and to have a relationship with Christ. As foster parents, they have a hands-on opportunity to share their unconditional love with these children and hope one day to be able to adopt children who need a forever family.
Hear Amalie's recent blog radio interview on Tamara Leigh's TREND ON!
Mon., June 12th: Chosen Executive Board Meeting
Wed., June 14th: New Berlin Rotary Club Presentation
Wed., June 14th: Buffalo Wild Wings Waukesha Fundraiser - Click here for details.
Sat., June 24th: Waukesha Farmer's Market Booth
Mon., July 10th: Chosen Executive Board Meeting
Sat., July 15th: Waukesha Farmer's Market Booth
Tues., July 18th: Whitnall Park Rotary Club Presentation
July 20th-23rd: Rummage Sale to benefit Chosen (Waukesha, WI)
Mon., Aug.14th: Chosen Executive Board Meeting
Friends of Chosen is a partnership opportunity that supports Chosen financially and prayerfully. Donations will allow additional tangible resources and community education initiatives. Working with the National Christian Foundation (NCF), 100% of all donations go directly to Chosen. To become a Friend of Chosen, please click the "Donate Now" button at the right side of our home page.
On the flipside, whenever I have clothing that we no longer need, I know that
by donating those items to Chosen, they will find a new foster home that is in need
of those items. In the end, I could not be more grateful for the work Chosen does
for foster families all over southeastern Wisconsin."
- Katie W.
Dear Lois is a unique perspective of an adoption journey told through letters written to birthmothers, by the adoptive parents, as their children were growing up. The perspectives of the birth family, adoptive family, and adopted children take the reader on an emotional journey from the heartbreak of infertility to the joy of family woven together through adoption.
The mother/daughter author team (Karen Schlindwein and Amalie Bowling), have been promoting the book at various signings in Wisconsin, Iowa, and New York.
Proceeds from Dear Lois are being made to Chosen.