Indiana Heart Gallery Comes To Marion November 4th
MARION, Ind--The Indiana Heart Gallery is a traveling photo exhibit featuring portraits of children in need of adoptive families and it is making a stop at Brookhaven Wesley Church for the Embrace the Orphan Conference. The goal is to put a face on a sometimes invisible need and reminds families that adoption changes lives.
Heat Gallery was created in 2007 by the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to increase awareness of the DCS foster youth available for adoption and encourage the community to learn more about the foster to adoption process.
"On average we are actively recruiting adoptive homes for 120-150 youth statewide," says Sandra Caesar, DCS Adoption Program Manager. "Every child needs a family they can call their own. We need families that are not only willing to love our children, but are also prepared to commit to them, claim them as their own and hang in there through their ups and downs."
Nationally, there are nearly 400,000 children in foster care and more than 100,000 are legally available for adoption.
Over 1,000 Hoosier foster kids found permanent homes in 2014.
The Embrace the Orphan Conference begins November 4th and the display will be out until November 20th.
(PHOTO: Indiana Heart Gallery)