“As adoptive parents, the Governor and I know firsthand the immeasurable joy of being a forever family. That is why we believe so strongly in promoting adoption.” – Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott
Together with the First Lady of Texas, the Governor’s Commission for Women is proud to support the foster and adoption outreach programs of the Heart Gallery.
Believing one photo can change a life, the Heart Gallery displays professional portraits in local communities of children and sibling groups who dream of finding a "forever family."
The Heart Gallery portraits are displayed in galleries hosted by groups, organizations or businesses throughout the community to connect families interested in adoption with children in the care of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and Child Protective Services. At the core of the foster and adoption outreach is a simple but powerful portrait of each child that says, "I am here. I am special."
During Foster Care Month in 2022, the First Lady invited the Governor’s Commission for Women to collaborate in support of foster and adoption outreach efforts.
Find out more about the Heart Gallery program and how you can get involved in the First Lady’s Network of Nurture.