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One Accord for Kids holds expansion launch event for Heart Gallery of West Texas

Heart Gallery of West Texas launch event

By Odessa American Published: April 23, 2024 One Accord for Kids is excited to launch the expansion of the Heart Gallery of West Texas. This expansion has been made possible through the generosity of the First Lady of Texas, the Governor’s Commission for Women, and efforts of our local community partners. To celebrate the expansion […]

Heart Gallery Returning to Lubbock, Impacting Children in Foster Care

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By Sydney Lowther Published: Jan. 30, 2024 at 5:36 PM CST LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – All child welfare jurisdictions in Texas have Heart Gallery programs for the first time, improving opportunities for children wanting to be adopted, including in Lubbock. “Our region continues to be one of the highest in the state as it relates to child abuse and […]

All Child Welfare Jurisdictions in Texas Have Heart Gallery Program for First Time

Teal map of Texas with Heart Gallery locations

AUSTIN, Texas —  The Heart Galleries of Texas is pleased to announce that for the first time ever, all 11 child welfare regions in Texas now have a Heart Gallery, opening new opportunities for 6,000 children in the Texas foster care system awaiting adoption. Heart Gallery programs use exhibits, portraits and media to introduce communities to […]

How Texas and a new UT center are addressing adoption

Valeria Contreras, Heart Gallery Executive Director, during the El Paso launch event.

Lily KepnerAustin American-Statesman Every day in Texas, 6,000 children are waiting to be adopted. That’s 6,000 children with stories, likes and dislikes, favorite colors and favorite foods, of all ages and backgrounds. In the last legislative regular session, the state approved $12 million to help create a statewide network to increase adoption. The money went […]

Heart Gallery adoption nonprofit expands to El Paso

Valeria Contreras, the new executive director of Heart Gallery of El Paso, with Andrea Gates-Ingle at the launch event Wednesday.

By Sara Sanchez/ El Paso Inc. staff writer El Paso children and families in the adoption and foster system will now have a little more help. Heart Gallery, a national nonprofit, announced the launch of its El Paso chapter Wednesday at a reception with Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott. The nonprofit, which helps coordinate and […]

First Lady Abbott Celebrates Launch of the Heart Gallery El Paso

Photo of attendees of Heart Gallery of El Paso launch

November 15, 2023 | Austin, Texas | Press Release First Lady Cecilia Abbott last night delivered remarks at the launch event for the Heart Gallery of El Paso, a celebration hosted by the Paso del Norte Community Foundation. Believing one photo can change a life, the foster and adoption outreach Heart Gallery program displays professional portraits of […]

KVIA-7 Partnering with Heart Gallery of El Paso to Help Children in Need

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By Emma Hoggard EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — ABC-7 is partnering with the Heart Gallery of El Paso to support children in the foster system. Many of these children are in need of forever homes. They are currently in the care of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, which is organizing the Heart Gallery. […]