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March 22: Heart Gallery features photos of children in foster care

Friday, March 22, 2013

FREDERICK, Md.—A special exhibit featuring photographs of local children in foster care waiting to be adopted will be on display at the Hood College library for two weeks in April.

The Freddie Mac Foundation Heart Gallery will feature compelling portraits of some of the 500,000 children in foster care in the U.S. who are waiting to be adopted. The moving photos capture the spirit of these children—all of whom hope to find a loving, permanent family of their own.

The children featured in the gallery are from Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas. Since November 2005, the exhibit has traveled around the Washington, D.C., area.

The exhibit opens at Hood Friday, April 12 in the Beneficial-Hodson Library. It will continue until April 26 and will be open to the public during the library's normal hours, which are Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:30 to 11:30 p.m.

A reception will be held Saturday, April 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hood College on the second floor reading porch of the Beneficial-Hodson Library. An RSVP is required by April 11 to Wanda Ruffin, associate professor of psychology, at

The local Frederick County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Department of Social Services and Frederick County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association will sponsor the exhibit at Hood.

For more about the exhibit, please visit