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Foster Children Available for Adoption to be Photographed for The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery on Monday, Feb. 18 at Pinecrest Gardens

picWHAT:  A photo shoot with photographers, makeup artists and hair stylists who are donating their time and talent for The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery, a web based exhibit featuring children in Miami-Dade’s foster care system who are available for adoption. Approximately 20 foster children will participate, with each photo capturing the unique personality of each child. Many of the photographers are award-winning professionals who have received top honors for their art. The children will be photographed with the beauty of Pinecrest Gardens (The original home of Parrot Jungle) as their backdrop.

WHO:  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, more than 1,500 foster children are eligible for adoption in Florida and approximately 150 of them live in Miami-Dade. 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 children who have been featured in The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery in the past five years have either been adopted or are in the process of being adopted.

 

WHEN:  Monday, February 18, 2013, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

WHERE:  Pinecrest Gardens, located at 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156

 

DETAILS: To view photos of children in the current exhibit, their bios and a video of each one, visit www.miamiheartgallery.org . The new portraits taken on February 18th will be uploaded within 60 days of the photo shoot.

 

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.

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