One of the reasons that Hero Within exists is to tell the heroic stories found within our community. Foster children is a special group we are intentionally advocating for and we hope our followers will do the same. There are over 410,000 children in foster care in the United States. Almost 100,000 need adoptive homes right now. About 25,000 age out of foster care every year, at age 18 without anyone, to live on their own, unprepared and unsupported. They are the true heroes in our world- but are in need of healthy and loving families. Our first Heart Gallery Hero is Carlie and Ryder:
Carlie (12) is a vibrant and fun girl who works hard at everything she does. She’s a talented dancer and cheerleader. Spending time at TNT Fitness is one of her favorite things to do. She loves visiting animals at the pet store and watching movies. Someday she’d like to become a dentist. Ryder (5) loves dogs, playgrounds and coloring. He’s an active boy who likes to have books read to him before he falls asleep at night. He’s really good at games. He says Carlie is the most important thing to him. They are looking to find a forever home together.
If you would like to consider adopting Carlie and Ryder, find out more info on their page at Heart Gallery of America.
The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic and audio exhibit created to find forever families for children in foster care. The Heart Gallery of America is a collaborative project of over 80 Heart Galleries across the United States designed to increase the number of adoptive families for children needing homes in our community.
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