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Foster Child Photos at Children's Museum Help Match Kids with Families

By Andrea Swalec on May 7, 2013 11:08am

MANHATTAN — About two years ago, a man considering adoption happened upon an image online of a boy looking for a home. The professionally shot photograph showed 11-year-old Nicholas, a youngster he thought had expressive, sad eyes.

A year later, after a first meeting playing cards together followed by months of administrative hurdles, the man and the boy in the photo are father and son.

Social service organizations and the city's Administration for Children's Services will try to make more adoptive parent-child matches in Hudson Square starting Wednesday, when a new exhibition of photographs of foster children goes on display at the Children's Museum of the Arts.

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