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A photo gallery featuring portraits of children in need of adoptive families will be making a stop in Columbus.
According to a press release, the Indiana Heart Gallery exhibit will be in place at the Cummins Office Building for two weeks beginning Aug. 6. The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) uses the Heart Gallery to help raise awareness about children in foster care in need of permanent families. The DCS says that there are approximately 1,100 foster children in Indiana currently eligible for adoption.
"All children want a home filled with love and a family with whom they can share their birthdays and celebrate holidays. They want a room with their own toys, to have friends, play sports and participate in after-school activities. Most importantly, they want a loving, supportive family to be there for them as they grow up," said DCS Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Rounds. "The children featured in the Heart Gallery are no exception. They just need a little help from all of us in finding that forever family."
The exhibit utilizes professional photographers who volunteer their time to capture "the individual spirit and true personality of each child," DCS said.
The Indiana Heart Gallery will display a dozen portraits Monday through Friday from Aug. 6-20 on the Cummins Company Campus at the Commons Office Building, 300 Jackson St. in Columbus. You can view the exhibit during these days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at no charge.
For more information on the Indiana Department of Child Services, visit www.in.gov/dcs. For more information about the Indiana Heart Gallery, go to www.in.gov/dcs/3033.htm. To find out more about adopting an Indiana child, go to www.adoptachild.in.gov or call 888-25-ADOPT.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013 6:23:15 AM
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