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Vigo Co. Library hosting Indiana Heart Gallery

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

TERRE HAUTE ---- An inspiring photo exhibit featuring candid images of Indiana children waiting to be adopted will be on display beginning Wednesday and ending Aug. 31, at the Vigo County Public Library, 1 Liberty Square, Terre Haute.

The Indiana Heart Gallery, which portrays children currently involved in Indiana's foster care system, is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m.

The gallery of professional produced photographs is on display to increase awareness among families about Indiana children of all ages who are currently available for adoption.

Photographers volunteer their time to capture each child's unique spirit in portraits that have been helped many of them find homes.

Hosted by the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) and Hederick Partnerships, the Heart Gallery will provide an opportunity for families to consider giving a child a home.

"Many of the children photographed in the exhibit have been waiting to find a family to love and support them," DCS Special Needs Adoption Program Director Helen Stevenson-Williams said. "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 Indiana children awaiting adoption, log on to www.adoptachild.in.gov.

To learn more about how to assist the Indiana Heart Gallery, e-mail icanhelpkids@indianaheartgallery.org, or log on to www.facebook.com/pages/Indianapolis-IN/I....

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Pretty sad with the library gets "HOSED"

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 10:53 PM

Actually, looks like the Library is HOSING the Indiana Heart Gallery.

-- Posted by indianamama on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 1:32 PM

wow!!!!hosed!!!!! words can not describe my humor!

-- Posted by cheeziette on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 7:09 PM

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