AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new, special display inside the Barbara Jordan Terminal at the Austin airport brings attention to foster kids looking to find their forever families.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is calling it “The Heart Gallery,” and it’s part of the Partnerships for Children Heart Gallery series, which spotlights different foster kids, focusing on their personality and likes and dislikes.
In the airport display, you’ll see portraits of kids in the care of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services alongside their own works of art. QR codes will also be included, so you can scan and learn more about the kids and where they come from.
The airport hopes this inspires the first steps in adopting or supporting these kids. Mark Wilson with Texas DFPS said in a news release more than 2,000 children in Texas are searching for their forever homes right now, and more than 200 of them are in Central Texas.
“We hope when people see this exhibit they take time to consider opening their homes to the children in these photos and others just like them. All it takes is one person to change the life of a child forever. Maybe one of the tens of thousands of people who passes through this terminal every day will be that person for one of these children,” Wilson continued in his statement.
The Heart Gallery can be found near gate 21 and Amy’s Ice Creams in the terminal.