The Utah Adoption Exchange is like organizations in other states who aim their focus on children in the foster care system who are over the age of 9 or a part of a sibling group. There’s good reason for this focus. These children, though adoptable, are less likely to find a permanent home and more likely to age out of the foster care system and be forever on their own.

“All children deserve a loving family.” And so, at the recent Heart Gallery Event, the professional portraits and stories of some of these children were highlighted. In the past, over 400 children have been brought to the forefront through the Utah Heart Gallery and about half have been adopted. It is hoped that the awareness this traveling gallery brings that these children are good, “normal” kids, will bring forth families who want to adopt.

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