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After this weekend’s snowstorm, it looks like much of Fredericksburg is closed. But the Heart Gallery opened on schedule today. The exhibit is in the Courtyard by Marriott, Historic District in downtown Fredericksburg. It features professional portraits of children available for adoption through social services in the northern Virginia region. A handful of the portraits feature children available through Fredericksburg Department of Social Services.
Heart Galleries throughout the country provide a unique way of matching interested parents with waiting children. The first gallery opened nine years ago in Santa Fe. The brainchild of an adoptive mom and professional photographer, the gallery spurred more than 100 others across the country.
The Fredericksburg area has been trying for a few years to get a gallery here. And today, it opened at the Marriott.
Stop by and take a look.
And if you just happen to fall in love, you can call Fredericksburg’s resource family coordinator, Michelle Matthews, to learn more, 540/372-1032, ext. 241.