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Indiana Heart Gallery Features Images of Children Available for Adoption

April 2, 2010

An inspiring photo exhibit that features candid images of Indiana children waiting to be adopted will be on display through April 15 at the Glendale Branch of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, 6101 N. Keystone Ave., in the Glendale Mall complex.

The Indiana Heart Gallery, which portrays children currently involved in Indiana's foster care system, is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Gallery of professionally produced photographs is designed increase awareness among families about Indiana children of all ages who are currently available for adoption. Photographers volunteered their time and talents to capture each child's unique spirit in portraits that have helped many find homes.

Hosted by the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) and Hederick Partnerships, the Heart Gallery provides an opportunity for families to consider giving a child a forever home. According to DCS Special Needs Adoption Program Director Helen Stevenson-Williams, "Many of the children photographed in the exhibit have been waiting to find a family to love and support them. By sharing their stories and portraits, we hope to find a loving family for each of them."

Heart Galleries are traveling exhibits that provide special opportunities for families to consider adopting one or more of the children who are featured. To find out more about adopting a child, call 1.888.25.ADOPT. To learn more about how to assist the Indiana Heart Gallery, visit or e-mail