“Adoption: Why not you? Children never outgrow the need for parents.
November is National Adoption Month. We are proud to help host the 13th Annual Heart Gallery here at the Children’s Museum of Brownsville.
Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.
“Many community volunteers and child placing agency partners have come forward to assist Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to promote adoption and promote the adoption of individual children. ”
**Photographs in the Heart Galleries are for viewing only and may not be downloaded, used, or published without the express permission of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the photographers who took them.**
What is the Heart Gallery?
The Heart Gallery was founded by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) in 2001 as a way to help foster children in protective custody who are waiting for adoptive families step from the shadows into the light. Stirring portraits that reveal the children’s amazing spirits and individuality have helped many of them find loving homes.
In 2002 and 2003, the CBS special “A Home for the Holidays” focused on The Heart Gallery and Camera Arts did beautiful articles about it for three years, resulting in the spread of the project to several other cities and states. CYFD offered technical support to help these new groups, which took off in their own amazing directions with the project.
By January 2005, when Rosemary Zibart’s touching Parade magazine article about the Heart Gallery came out, several hundred children in the “Heart Gallery” cities or states had already found homes through the project.
Since then, thanks to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers around the country and the generosity of many individuals and organizations, the Heart Gallery has grown exponentially, expanding to dozens of states and cities. Heart Galleries have been featured in People, the NY Times, The Christian Science Monitor,and on MSNBC, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, and the Today Show. In April, Parade did a follow-up article on the impact of their first article and USA Weekend will be coming out with an article about the project soon.
Who is it for?All ages – Family
Tickets : How to get tickets?
At the door: If available. – call & check if available
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Thursday, November 02, 2017 | 23:00 PM to Friday, November 03, 2017 | 1:00 AM
Venue & Address : Children’s Museum of Brownsville & 501 Ringgold St #5 Dean Porter Park, Brownsville, TX 78520 United States
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