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Warren City Hall is hosting the MI-DHHS Michigan Heart Gallery to help find foster children up for adoption find a permanent home. Warren will have the exhibit leading up to Michigan Adoption Day on November 23rd. The exhibit is located in the atrium of city hall. Warren city hall will be lit up in purple and white from dusk on Wednesday, Nov. 17 until dawn on Thursday, Nov. 18. 

The Michigan Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic exhibit featuring photos of youth currently in the foster care system waiting for their forever family. MARE worked with over 50 professional photographers from all across the state to make this year’s 2021 display possible. The display showcases 140 waiting youth. 

The online site for those that can’t visit in person is:
miheart.org

Here is the Michigan-DHHS website for all adoptable children in the state, known as the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (aka MARE): mare.org 

National Adoption Month is about spreading awareness. It is a month to encourage others to learn about adoption, to hold adoption related events, and to acknowledge the people in this country whose lives have been impacted by adoption. The mission of National Adoption Month is to celebrate the families who have grown through adoption, and to recognize the many children who are still waiting for forever families.

For the past 19 years, Michigan has celebrated Adoption Day on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. On that day, courtrooms all across the state were filled with happiness and celebration. Each year about 30 counties participate, and more than 100 adoptions are finalized. 

The Macomb Foster Closet makes all kids in foster care and those adopted from foster care feel valued, safe, and happier by providing everything they need in feel empowered and thrive. From clothes and school supplies to Easter baskets and birthday gifts, volunteers make sure they have all the essentials and are treated with dignity. They serve over 1,000 children in care every year. Find out more information about them at MacombFosterCloset.org