A mobile, photographic exhibit of children in North Texas waiting for adoption from foster care
The vision of Embrace is a loving, stable home for every child, and the Portraits of Hope gallery is just one way we are working to make that vision a reality. You can be a part of finding adoptive families for children lingering in foster care. The gallery would not be possible without the financial support of congregations in our community who care about kids.
We are always looking for exhibit locations around North Texas (priority given to Collin County locations)! Read through the information below, then submit an inquiry form if you would like to host the display.
If you would like to sponsor a child’s portrait in the gallery, please click on the GIVE link above and put “Portraits of Hope” in the comment for your gift.
Typically, the display is installed for 3 weeks at each location. One-day or event-specific time frames can be considered on a case by case basis. Our staff will visit the site in advance (if necessary), install and deinstall the display.
The exhibit is modular and can be customized to any space. Portraits are displayed on wooden easels, but can also be affixed to (most) wall surfaces using non-damaging strips. The photographs should be displayed indoors in a monitored area to insure they are not damaged or exposed to weather. Portraits of Hope may be displayed in churches*, public government buildings, libraries, schools and at adoption or child welfare related events. Exceptions are considered on a case by case basis.
* Host churches must affirm our Statement of Faith .
- Schedule the exhibit at an approved location & appropriate exhibit space.
- Keep the exhibit area tidy and portraits safe. Refill handouts as needed.
- Make a suggested $100 exhibit donation to help cover the cost of portrait production, delivery and setup.
- Have a follow-up plan in place for those interested in fostering, adopting or volunteering (ask Embrace, we can help!) such as a foster parent info meeting, donation drive or respite event.
Embrace’s Online Portraits of Hope
Join us in prayer that each of these children would be welcomed into a loving family. If you are not licensed to adopt in Texas, but want to learn more about how you could give your family to a child in need, clock here. If you are licensed to adopt and would like to inquire about a specific child, please contact LaQueena Warren with DFPS at Laqueena.Warren@dfps.texas.gov.
Ayden likes to build things with Legos and play outside. He also likes trying new sports.
Jordan is a creative young man who loves to play with legos and Minecraft.
Jadarian enjoys playing outside, going for walks, riding his bike and going swimming. He hopes to play in the NFL or become a firefighter one day.
Darnell is a sweet and loving boy who loves to be outside and especially has fun with water activities or exploring nature.
Amanda, 11 & Stephanie, 10
Amanda loves art and spending time in nature. She also enjoys visiting the library and playing games with her sister. Stephanie has a big personality and loves animals.
Desiree is a teen who loves to have fun with others! She hopes to find a family who will invest in a meaningful relationship with her.
McKenzie is an affectionate girl who loves to care for her baby dolls and participate in gymnastics. She has a vibrant imagination and loves school.
Key’ntarius enjoys writing and watching football. He also considers himself artistic.
Emily is a very sweet and caring young lady. She is a girly-girl and loves sparkles, unicorns, and dogs. Emily has a bright personality and has a lot of energy.
Eden is a friendly a playful boy who likes learning new things. Eden enjoys playing Minecraft and watching Wheel of Fortune.
Estela is creative and likes reading, drawing, and listening to music. She loves trying new things and has interest in learning how to play the ukulele.
Brayden likes to play outside with his friends. He also enjoys watching movies and playing video games.
Draylon, 11 & Derrick, 12
Draylon is a friendly, energetic child who likes riding bikes, playing at parks, and singing. Derrick is athletic and loves reading and playing games. They both love to sing.
Markes is an outgoing boy who loves to laugh. He especially likes to swim and play sports.
Charlette is a young lady with a fun personality. She is creative and enjoys reading and drawing.
Zaaria is a funny, smart, and kind girl who is waiting for her forever family.
Shadale, 8 & Noah, 6
Noah enjoys being outdoors and especially likes to jump on the trampoline or swim. Shadale is a sweet and loving 8 year old boy who likes to be outdoors. They both love animals.