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Meet The Team


Melissa Wilhoit
Founder and Executive Director

Melissa and her husband Josh are the founders, and she is the Executive Director, of Fostering Hope.  They have seven children - two biological children, and five joined them through adoption by way of foster care!


God called the Wilhoits into foster care in 2012.  They know from experience that foster care can be difficult and overwhelming at times, so they want to help encourage and support foster families & children of the Wiregrass through Fostering Hope. 


Their vision of helping with tangible needs through a clothing closet has continued to grow, and they are now able to help support & assist in many other ways with the community’s help!


Courtney Martin
Assistant Director

Courtney has been married to her husband, Seth, for 17 years. They have four biological children and are licensed foster parents. They pastor City Church Dothan and love to have their kids minister and serve alongside them.

Courtney has a heart for foster families and children. She knows how important it is for Fostering Hope to bring daily love and encouragement to the families we serve. 

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