Heart Gallery Display at The Strong Museum November 1–December 2

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 • 585-263-2700 • museumofplay.org

October 2, 2018

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

National Adoption Month
The Heart Gallery Display
at The Strong® Museum
November 1–December 2

Open your heart. Open your home. That’s the message Children Awaiting Parents (CAP) seeks to impart at The Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery, a display of more than 20 photographs of children in need of adoptive families, on view at The Strong museum from Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, December 2.  

Photographers from across New York State volunteered to take the pictures on display in The Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery, and the resulting portraits capture each child’s unique personality. “As we embark on National Adoption Month in November, the Heart Gallery display of children—in collaboration with our great partners at The Strong museum—affords the community the opportunity to embrace the possibilities of connecting children with families in an effort to finally have that forever home,” says Lauri McKnight, executive director of CAP and the Donald J. Corbett Adoption Agency. “This display is one way to bring hope to our children and we welcome the community to attend.”

Children Awaiting Parents is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization based in Rochester, New York, that is dedicated to recruiting adoptive families for children in foster care. CAP has been serving the Rochester community for more than 45 years, bringing together more than 6,000 children and families. Children Awaiting Parents is parent organization to the Honorable Donald J Corbett Adoption Agency, working to provide Western New York with adoption services in-house, including adoption home studies, child matching, placement supervision, and post-adoption support. The majority of the children in the program are age 10 or older; live in either residential care facilities or foster homes; and are in need of permanent families. They may be individual or part of a sibling group.

The Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery is made possible by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. This is the 11th year that The Strong has hosted the display during National Adoption Month.

The Judge Wagner 2018 Heart Gallery display is included with general museum admission fees. For more information about CAP, visit childrenawaitingparents.org.



Museum Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

General Admission Fees (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®): age 2 and older $16, under age 2 free, members free. 

Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden: General Admission fee plus $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers, under age 2 free. Fees subject to change.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis during regular museum hours. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.