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Finding Forever Homes Through Photography

Oklahoma Heart Gallery

Award Date: July 15, 2018
Awarded: $10,000

On any given day, there are between 500 to 600 children available for adoption in the Oklahoma Department of Human Services’ (DHS) care. Oklahoma Heart Gallery assists Oklahoma youth, teens, siblings and developmentally or physically disabled children in DHS who are available for adoption. To address this need, photography and videography events are held a minimum of four times a year, photographing and videoing adoptable children in DHS. The portraits and videos are featured alongside a short bio of each child on the website and five traveling displays. Oklahoma Heart Gallery focuses their efforts on the children who have a more difficult time finding forever families. In particular, teens who do not find a forever home before they age out of the system at 18 years old.