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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.    

Everett      Joshuah    Emily 

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:  


NORTH
   Date   Host Venue Location Time

Aug. 28-
Sept. 11

Super 8 Motel
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

504 Ley Drive
Auburn, IN 46706

 

Sept. 1-30

Kokomo-Howard County
Public Library

220 N. Union St.
Kokomo, IN 46901

M-Thur: 9am-8pm
Fri & Sat: 9am-5:30pm

Sept. 17-19

Indy Fall Kids Sale

Hamilton County Fairgrounds
2003 Pleasant Street
Noblesville, IN  46060

Thur: 9am-6pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 9am-1pm

Oct. 17 

Northern Indiana Autism Expo 

5440 W. Nimtz Parkway
(The Blue Heron)
South Bend, IN  46628

10am-1pm

Oct. 24 

Boo at the Zoo 

115 Lake Shore Dr.
Michigan City, IN 46360

12:30-2:30 close at 3pm;
4:30-6:30 close at 7pm

CENTRAL

Sept. 11-24

Trinity Church

9709 Allisonville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN  46250

M-Thur: 8am-6pm
Sat.: Closed
Sun.: 9am-1pm

Dec. 3

Indianapolis Children's Museum

3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

4pm-8pm

SOUTH

Sept. 17


Save the Date

Walther's Golf and Fun
Southern Indiana Heart Gallery
Family Event

⇐Click for map

2303 N First Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710

This is a special Heart Gallery family event.  Details can be found in this Flyer.

RSVP or call 877-636-0584

5:30-830pm

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: IndianaHeartGallery@dcs.in.gov  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.

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