The 9th Annual Heart Gallery of South Texas was unveiled Tuesday night at the Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi's Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center at 2021 Agnes St, in Corpus Christi. The gallery is open, free to the public during business hours and will be on display through mid-December.

The Heart Gallery of South Texas is a collaborative project with TAMUCC and The Department of Family and Protective Services to promote the public's awareness to the need for adoptive parents in South Texas.

This year's Heart Gallery features thirty of the three hundred and forty-one South Texas children who are legally free for adoption. Statewide there are more than sixty five hundred children who are seeking to become part of a forever family.