Foster Children Looking for Forever Homes Featured in Heart Gallery in Gaithersburg
The Gallery features compelling portraits of local children in foster care who are waiting to be adopted. The moving photos capture the spirit of these children – all of whom are hoping to find a loving, permanent family of their own.
Forty-seven children are featured in the exhibit, and as a result stand a better chance of being adopted by the adults who see the pictures. By putting these children’s faces in the public eye, Adoptions Together hopes to find them permanent homes and raise awareness of the plight of more than 500 foster children in the region, according to a press release from the City of Gaithersburg.
Over forty renowned local photographers volunteered their time and talent to take artistic photographs of these children, who seldom find themselves to be the focus of a camera. A short biography of the child accompanies each portrait. In addition to this traveling exhibit, the Heart Gallery Presented by Adoptions Together has launched a virtual Heart Gallery. Portraits of the children can be viewed at http://www.adoptionstogether.org/heartgallery.
The Activity Center at Bohrer Park is located at 506 South Frederick Avenue. Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center is closing at 6 p.m. on December 31, and will be closed on New Year’s Day. For information and directions please call 301.258.6350 or visit the City of Gaithersburg website at www.gaithersburgmd.gov.