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Monday, January 29, 2007

2007 Michigan Heart Gallery

NOISE PhotoBlog's Jeremy Herliczek highlights one of our favorite programs, the Michigan Heart Gallery. This is the second year for the gallery which premiered at the State Capitol last week and will travel the state. Professional photographers donate their time to create these insightful portaits, that are also available online at Michigan Heart Gallery website.

So what is the Heart Gallery?
There are over 300 children in Michigan currently waiting to be adopted through the foster care system. Most of these children are African American, over the age of 8, or need to be adopted along with other brothers and sisters.

The Heart Gallery is a photographic exhibit of children in the foster care system who are waiting for a permanent family of their own through adoption. The Heart Gallery is used to increase awareness about adoption and to recruit families for these children. The exhibit reaches out to prospective adoptive parents and the community providing a beautiful way to learn about foster care and adoption.
Read Portraits with purpose by NOISE PhotoBlog
Visit 2007 Michigan Heart Gallery
Watch Fox2 News' Heart Gallery Offers Hope for Foster Children

This photo is from the Absolute Michigan Pool on Flickr!

# posted by Tami @ 4:57 PM
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