Heart Gallery of America All Children Deserve a Family
"All Children Deserve a Family"

The Utah Heart Gallery


What is the Heart Gallery?

The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic and audio exhibit created to find forever families for children in foster care. The Heart Gallery of America is a collaborative project of over 120 Heart Galleries across the United States designed to increase the number of adoptive families for children needing homes in our community.

Now, in its thirteenth year, the Heart Gallery model is being replicated in many communities across the country. Although many of our children were removed from abusive and neglectful situations, they still have hope. They love to laugh, to learn, and to be with their friends. Most of all, they dream of finding a forever family to be their own.

Photos That Change People's Lives

Video courtesy of Children’s Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay and No Off Switch Productions
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Waiting For Adoption

There are nearly 400,000 children in foster care in the United States.
Over 101,000 need adoptive homes right now.
More than 25,000 age out of foster care every year, at age 18 without anyone, to live on their own, unprepared and unsupported.

Can you change the life of a waiting child?
Can you adopt? Can you foster? Or maybe you can start a Heart Gallery or volunteer for one?

News and Events (search for your state or city)

Through The Eyes of a Child

Most of us can't imagine life without our families. They are the people who are always there to help us celebrate our successes and our failures. They are who we turn to for a word of advice or a shoulder to cry on. Because a family is more than flesh and blood. It's having people who love you unconditionally. It's a support system that helps each of us along life's journeys. Yet, thousands of children across South Carolina have never understood the meaning of a family. They have never felt the safety and security of a loving home; they've never experienced unconditional love… but they also haven't given up on it.

New initiatives offer hope for teens in foster care

This is the fourth in a five-part special report on the state of the foster care system in Arizona and Pinal County. Part five runs Tuesday. In the last five years, young adults in Arizona's foster care system were hit with a one-two punch of setbacks. Thanks to a new statewide program and funding from a multi-state initiative, help may be on the way.

Volunteering As A Heart Gallery Photographer Can Be Fun

I had the tremendously fun privilege of taking photos for Heart Gallery Alabama mission this morning. Their mission is to promote adoption of children currently in Alabama's foster care system. Meet Spider-Man ;)

Native American Foster Parents Needed

The Siouxland area has an urgent need for Native American families to foster Native American children, and Iowa KidsNet is proud to be part of the NF4NC (Native Families for Native Children) project, which is a collaborative effort between the Winnebago, Omaha, Ponca and Santee Tribes; the Iowa Department of Human Services; the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; and private agency partners.

Over 100 Children in Pinellas and Pasco foster care wating to be adopted.

Through no fault of their own, over one hundred children landed in the foster care system. They await forever homes. They await being loved as much as they desire to be loved by a forever family. Will that forever family be yours?

Now In College, Former Foster Kids Share: Education is key.

"I struggled my first semester, and my grades reflected that. However, the endless support from the previous foster parents did ease my anxiety and made things a lot easier once I got a hold of the whole 'college thing.' ... I've always lived my life by this motto: It's better to live to a life of 'oh wells' than a life of 'what ifs.' Go to college, even if it's for a semester. Try it out, learn some new things and meet some new people. Obtaining a degree is monumental and a huge confidence and morale booster."

Skater, Sean, 13 Wants a Forever Family

Heart Gallery of Central Texas Features Adoptable Children

The Heart Gallery of Central Texas is a special program that's new to Partnerships for Children. "What it is, is a traveling art exhibit and community outreach and education initiative that focuses on the children here in Central Texas available for adoption," Partnerships for Children's Megan Ransom said. More than 30 volunteer photographers are working with Partnerships for Children to take photos of adoptable children for the Heart Gallery. "It gives our community a chance to see these children," Ransom said. "You really get to see their spirit. You get to see their smiles."

Opinion: We all need a safety net called "family"

Opinion: Help Heart Gallery Alabama find homes for foster children

Why A Family Is Important: In Their Own Words

Hundreds of Alabama's children are in need of loving homes. Over the course of the next few months, you'll meet them. And, maybe, provide the love and stability they need. Heart Gallery Alabama, a nonprofit that strives to find a permanent family for the children in Alabama's foster care system, will use this space on AL.com to introduce readers to those children and share their stories.

Art exhibit's aim [is] building families

When 27 children currently in foster care in Northwest Florida recently smiled for photographers, they weren’t just aiming for a happy memory or a pretty picture. They were hoping it would end in a forever family. Those children, ages 4 to 17, are the subjects of this year’s “Art of Adoption: The Heart Gallery of the Gulf Coast” exhibit, which opens today at the Pensacola State College Visual Arts Gallery. The children are all clients within the FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview who are eligible for adoption. FamiliesFirst handles foster care and adoption services in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.

'Heart Gallery' at Broadway Mall features portraits of children in foster care

Foster children star in the first large-scale exhibit on Long Island, Wednesday

Heart Gallery Long Island Launches at Broadway Mall in Hicksville

Heart Gallery Long Island Invites You To Our Photo Exhibition Launch!

Considering Fostering a Child? You're Invited, Wednesday!

Adoptive and Foster Families come join us for an exciting event! The Launch of Our Photo Exhibition in collaboration with Spence-Chapin and HOPE for Youth. Heart Gallery Long Island is a project of Heart Gallery NYC, a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children in foster care. The Heart Gallery will be on display in the mall until Wednesday, September 17.

Heart Gallery of New Mexico's Open Your Heart 2014 Gala!

Event Packages

Includes the unveiling of the 2014 Heart Gallery of New Mexico. Stirring professional portraits of New Mexico's Foster Children waiting to be adopted displayed in public areas. There will also be a raffle and live auction. Heavy cocktail mixers with Hors d'Oeurves provided. Attire is black and white or early Beatles. All proceeds benefit the Heart Gallery of New Mexico.

Adopted Pinellas, Florida siblings prepare for first day of school together.

For the better part of four years, these kids have been separated. Josh and Aubree Plant, who are both school teachers, adopted the three siblings that had been living in separate foster homes through the Heart Gallery. Monday, at Pinellas Central Elementary School, will be their first day of school together.

Happenings from the Heart Gallery of Northwest Texas

There is SO MUCH to communicate this month! Curious where to find the Heart Gallery in San Angelo, Texas? We have new canvases!!! They look amazing and we are SO excited to have them out in our community!!! DFPS is taking over direct management of foster care services in the state's initial Foster Care Redesign area (our regions!) after Providence Service Corp. of Texas decided to voluntarily terminate its contract. More on that...

Heart Gallery Indiana Posts Favorite Posters Collection

Families don't have to match. You don't have to look like someone else to love them.... Leigh Anne Tuohy, adoptive mother of Michael Oher of the Baltimore Ravens.
Adopting 1 child won't change the world, but for that 1 child, the world will change.

Oregon Music Festival Partners With Heart Galleries, Treats Foster Families

Country Music Festival Partners with Heart Gallery, Hosts 200 Foster Kids

The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival, a 3-day western-Oregon celebration, has not only started its own Heart Gallery in partnership with the A Family For Every Child, but donated free admission to 200 Oregon foster children for the duration of the concert. The festival, held annually in Brownsville, will be attended by 18000 country music fans.

Siblings in the Colorado Heart Gallery

Damascio: Colorado Heart Gallery

Perla: Colorado Heart Gallery

Tristin: Colorado Heart Gallery

Emanuel (Manny): Colorado Heart Gallery

Derika: Colorado Heart Gallery

Antoine - Colorado Heart Gallery

Ethan & Ryder: Colorado Heart Gallery

Anthony: Colorado Heart Gallery

Hear what foster siblings have to say about what is important to them. Consider fostering and/or adopting siblings through the foster system. Colorado Heart Gallery and Adopt Colorado Kids

2014 Disney Extravaganza a Success!

Project Zero's Disney Extravaganza 2014 is in the books! A HUGE thank you to everyone that was involved in making this year's Disney Extravaganza the best ever! 23 (to date!!!) kids found their forever families at this years DE! PTL!

Education: Adoption vs. Foster Care

In a 2006 paper titled “The Value of Adoption”, Mary Hansen of American University explains that the human services cost of adoption is about half the cost of long-term foster care for children whose birth parents’ rights have been terminated. Specifically in relation to education, she notes the following statistics about children who are adopted from foster care, compared to those who remain in foster care: (Click Here)


An independent spirit, Jasmin enjoys writing and participating in Civil War reenactments. Jasmin loves food and hopes to become a chef.

Online course helps parents, professionals assist traumatized children

A new online course from Montana State University helps students, teachers, counselors and other professionals learn more about working with children who have been traumatized by abuse, neglect, abandonment at birth or other events. Check with your licensing agency about accreditation for foster licensing.

Interested in adopting?

Click above for a list of children available for adoption in Northeast Texas