Heart Gallery Exhibit Promotes Awareness of Local Children Who Need Adoptive Homes

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

March 17, 2010

News Highlights

  • Compelling photo exhibit promotes awareness of local children who need adoptive homes.
  • Freddie Mac Foundation Heart Gallery on display at Fairfax County Government Center.
    • When: March 22 – 26
    • Where: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
    • Why: To help children who need the security and love of a family.
  • Learn more about how to help children in foster care.


A section of the Freddie Mac Foundation Heart Gallery including photo portraits of four Fairfax County children will be on display the week of March 22 – 26 at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax.

The compelling exhibit features professional photographs of area children who are in foster care and need adoptive homes. Displayed in different venues throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, the Heart Gallery helps raise public awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in foster care and has brought forward adoptive families for 66 local children since its launch in November 2005.

There are more than 60 Heart Galleries nationwide, each one representing local children of that state or region. Information about the Heart Gallery is available on the Web.

The security and love of a family is what every child needs and what the children pictured in the Freddie Mac Foundation Heart Gallery hope for, above all else. Join the Fairfax County Department of Family Services and the Freddie Mac Foundation in helping to find loving, adoptive families for these children.

For more information about how you can help local children in foster care, call the Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Foster Care and Adoption program, at 703-324-7639; TTY 703-222-9452 or visit the Foster Care and Adoption page on the Fairfax County web site.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-7758; TTY 703-222-9452.


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