From Sept 12th through Nov 7th, 2010.
Museum-quality photographs were taken by world-renowned photographers, which feature new portraits of foster children available for adoption. The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery is a traveling museum-quality exhibit featuring portraits of children in Miami-Dade’s foster care system who are available for adoption.
The Art Deco theme of this year’s exhibit is inspired by Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco district where all 44 portraits were photographed. Now in its third year, the exhibit has a nearly 50-percent adoption rate. The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery is a partnership between The Children’s Trust and Our Kids, the private agency responsible for foster care and adoption in Miami-Dade County and the Florida 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 abuse or neglect with no possibility of family reunification.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Florida International University
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199