The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery, a traveling museum-quality photography exhibit featuring children in Miami-Dade’s foster care system who are available for adoption, is celebrating its fourth annual exhibit re-launch at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., now through July 29. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Professional photographs capture the unique personality of each of the 19 children featured in this year’s exhibit. The portraits were taken by award-winning photographers, who donated their time and talent, in locations throughout Coral Gables such as The Biltmore Hotel.
The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery is a partnership between The Children’s Trust and Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe Inc., the local lead agency for child welfare in Miami and the Keys. According to the State of Florida, there are 800 children in Florida who are available for adoption. These children have been removed from their biological parents for reasons of neglect or abuse with no possibility of family reunification. Approximately half of the 155 children who have been featured in The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery in the past three years either have been adopted or are in the process of being adopted.
There is no museum admission fee, but a donation will be requested at the door.
The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery is complemented by a comprehensive website, www.miamiheartgallery.org, which highlights the portraits and a video of each child; as well as a video of the making of the Miami Heart Gallery.
For more information about adoption, call The Children’s Trust Helpline at 2-1-1 or visit online at <c>.
The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.