Photo Exhibit – Children in Foster Care

Fairfax County Department of Family Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22035-1102

January 8, 2009

Photo Exhibit – Children in Foster Care

Photo portraits of Fairfax County children in foster care are now on display through March at The Tavern at Great Falls, 9835 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA.

The purpose of the exhibit is to increase awareness about the more than 400 children currently in foster care in Fairfax County and the continuing need for mentors and foster and adoptive parents for local children.

All the children photographed participate in “Fairfax Families4Kids,” an initiative of the county’s Department of Family Services to involve the public in the quest for adoptive homes, mentors and support for children in foster care.

Joan Brady, a local professional photographer Great Falls resident, has spent several years volunteering with Fairfax County’s foster care and adoption program and chronicling, through her beautiful photographs, the experience and growth of the children.

The photo exhibit was on display last month at the Fairfax Corner shopping center and earlier at The Conscious Bean coffee shop in Great Falls.

“We deeply appreciate the generosity of local businesses and volunteers like Joan Brady who are helping spread the word that wonderful children in our community need our support,” said Claudia McDowell, program manager for foster care and adoption with Fairfax County’s Department of Family Services.

To learn more about local children who need adoptive families and other ways to help children in foster care, visit or call the Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Foster Care and Adoption program, at 703-324-7639; TTY 703-222-9452.


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