A group of Delaware foster youths have created a 25-foot mural for a family courtroom in Sussex County.
Area mural artist John Donato and 18 children and teenagers worked together to design and paint a mural that represents the journey of foster care. It shows a grinning animals riding a motorcycle, bus, Jeep, moped, skateboard, boat and plane and heading to a lighthouse on an island marked “Hope.”
The artwork is meant to provide comfort and inspire children who come to the courtroom. The court handles adoptions and criminal cases involving children.
The mural was created at the Rehoboth Art League and was officially unveiled Monday.
About 775 children are enrolled in foster care in Delaware.