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Heart Gallery stopping at YMCA

May 15, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — The Indiana Heart Gallery, an exhibit featuring portraits of children in need of adoptive families, is stopping in Columbia City.

The gallery will be at the Whitley County Family YMCA May 20 to June 10. The Indiana Department of Child Services uses the Heart Gallery to help raise awareness about children in foster care in need of a home.

There are approximately 1,100 foster kids in Indiana currently eligible for adoption, and while many will be adopted by a relative or foster parent, DCS is actively seeking adoptive families for a number of them.

“All children want a home filled with love and a family with whom they can share their birthdays and celebrate holidays. They want a room with their own toys, to have friends, play sports and participate in after-school activities. Most importantly, they want a loving, supportive family to be there for them as they grow up,” said DCS Chief of Staff John Ryan. “The children featured in the Heart Gallery are no exception. They just need a little help from all of us in finding that forever family.”

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