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April 7: Heart Gallery showcases photos of children in foster care

Monday, April 7, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—A special exhibit featuring photographs of local children in foster care waiting to be adopted will be on display at the Hood College library in April and May.

The Adoptions Together Heart Gallery features compelling portraits of some of the 400,000 children in foster care in the U.S. who are waiting to be adopted. The moving photos capture the spirit of these children—all of whom hope to find a loving, permanent family of their own.

The children featured in the gallery are from Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas. Since November 2005, the exhibit has traveled around the Washington, D.C., area.

The exhibit opens at Hood Friday, April 11 in the Beneficial-Hodson Library. It will continue until May 9 and will be open to the public during the library’s normal hours, which are Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to midnight.

A reception will be held Tuesday, April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hood College on the second-floor reading porch of the Beneficial-Hodson Library.

The local Frederick County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Department of Social Services and Frederick County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association are sponsors of the exhibit at Hood.

For more about the exhibit, visit