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The Indiana Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic exhibit featuring children in foster care who need and deserve a safe and loving home. The gallery showcases remarkable professional portraits of and stories about foster children in Indiana – all of whom long for loving and safe homes. The dramatic photos put a face on a sometimes invisible need and remind families that adoption can change lives.

Below are a few of the children in the Heart Gallery Tour. Click on each image for more details. 

Allissa      Jake Haley and Brayson   Jabrill 

The Indiana Heart Gallery was created by the Indiana Department of Child Services in 2007 as one way to help these incredible children share their stories and hope of joining a family and encourage families to adopt. Many of the foster children featured in the gallery are older or special needs children, minorities, or members of a sibling group. All are considered hard-to-place children. Our goal is to keep the Heart Gallery moving until all of the children are adopted!       

Interested in getting involved with the Heart Gallery? We are always looking to partner with community organizations to host the Heart Gallery.  If you would like to bring the Heart Gallery to your community, complete the Venue Interest Form

In addition, we are looking photographers to volunteer their time and talent to take beautiful portraits of our children for the Gallery.  If you are interested in being a Heart Gallery photographer, complete this Photographer Interest Form.

Heart Gallery Tour:  

   Date   Host Venue Location Time

December 5-15

Stone's Hill Church

151 W. Stone's Hill Road.
Ligonier, IN 46767

Mon Thur-Fri 8am-12pm
Tues-Wed 8am-4pm

December 8-22

Marion Public Library

600 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953

Mon-Fri.- 9am-8pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1-4pm


January 5-17

Randolph County YMCA

1521 E. Washington St.
Winchester, IN 47394

Mon-Th. 5am-9pm
Fri. 5am-8pm
Sat 6am-6pm
Sun 1-5pm

January 5-17

Kennedy Library

1700 W. McGalliard Rd.
Muncie, IN 47304

Mon-Th. 10am-9pm
Fri. 9am-6pm

January 18-
February 1

Trinity United Methodist Church

303 N. Walnut St.
Hartford City, IN 47348

Mon & Wed. 12-5pm
Tu. & Th. 12-7pm
Fri. 4-6pm
Sat closed
Sun 8am-12pm &


To find out more about adopting a child or to host your own Gallery, call 1.888.25.ADOPT. The Heart Gallery's e-mail address is:  You can also visit the Indiana Heart Gallery on Twitter and on Facebook.

Are you interested in adopting or learning more about the process? Click here.