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Indiana Heart Gallery touching hearts in Evansville

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The Indiana Heart Gallery has made its way to Evansville. 

These are the faces of two children who need a home. In fact, more than 100,000 kids across the US are in need of adoptive families, like the Sitzman's.

"They need somewhere to call home," said Jennifer Sitzman. "They don't have anywhere to call home or anyone to call family."

Two years ago, Jennifer and her husband gave a little boy named Adam a place to call home.

"We couldn't live without him," said Sitzman. 

And like lots of other kids, they want Adam to have siblings.

Now, two daughters will make the Sitzman Family a five-some

"The girls just fit right in," said Sitzman. "Our family is definitely complete now. They all play well together, read to each other and it just seems like that was how it was supposed to be," she said.

While they've adopted three little ones, these children still need homes.

The Department of Child Services says 1,100 foster kids in Indiana still need adoptive families.

To remind people of that need, the Indiana Heart Gallery travels all over the state, touching one person at a time.

"These children are amazing," said Elizabeth Hermann, Department of Child Services. "Like I've said, they overcame challenges that we can't even imagine. They're just waiting and longing for a home that's loving and stable and nurturing," she said.

In fact, it seems to be working!

Since the gallery began, DCS has seen their adoption numbers go up.

It's something this adoptive mother hopes for these kids too.

"Maybe taking them out for ice or something like that," said Sitzman. "Getting to know them a little bit first. Once you meet them you'll fall in love."

The Heart Gallery will be here at the Koch Family Children's Museum through May 25.

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