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March 26: Exhibit features photos of children in foster care

Monday, March 26, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—A special exhibit featuring pictures of local children in foster care waiting to be adopted will be on display at the Hood College library for three weeks beginning Friday.

The Freddie Mac Foundation Heart Gallery features compelling portraits of some of the half million 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. To date, 71 of these children have been adopted.

The exhibit opened at Hood Friday, March 23 in the Beneficial-Hodson Library. It will continue until April 13 and will be open to the public during the library's normal hours, which are Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:30 to 11 p.m.

A reception will be held on Friday, March 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hood College on the second floor reading porch of the Beneficial-Hodson Library. If you would like to attend the reception, please R.S.V.P. by March 28 to Wanda Ruffin, associate professor of psychology, at The local Frederick County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Department of Social Services and Frederick County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association will sponsor the exhibit at Hood.

For more about the exhibit, please visit