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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      Gregg   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:  


NORTH
   Date   Host Venue Location Time

May 16-30

Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Cntr

2800 Colorado St.
Lake Station, IN 46405

Daily, 10am-6pm

June 29

Fort Wayne Tin Caps

1301 Ewing St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

7:05 until end of game

Oct. 17 

Northern Indiana Autism Expo 

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

10am-1pm

CENTRAL

June 4

Indianapolis Children's Museum

3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

4pm-8pm

June 6-20

Recreation Unlimited

15150 Herriman Blvd.
Noblesville, IN  46060

9am-8pm
Sunday, noon-6pm

June 13

PBS Kids in the Park

601 West New York St.
Indianapolis, IN  46202

10am-4pm

June 20

Art Affair on the Square

116 West High St.
Rockville, IN  47872

9am-4pm

June 26-28

Light the Night Festival

1300 E 100 S
Lebanon, IN  46052

 

July 9-19

Indiana Black Expo

100 S. Capital Ave.
Indianapolis, IN  46225

 

July 17

Special Hands School of Arts

710 N. Street
Lafayette, IN 46901

6-9pm

July 17-31

The Commons

300 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201

M-Th, 7am-9pm
Fri.-Sat, 7am-10pm
Sun., 10am-8pm

Aug. 6 

Indianapolis Children's Museum

3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

4pm-8pm

August 8

Hamilton Co. Sports Complex
Family Fun Fair

9625 E. 150th St.
Noblesville, IN 46060 

11am-3pm

Sept. 19

Special Hands School of Arts

710 N. Street
Lafayette, IN 46901

6-9pm

Dec. 3

Indianapolis Children's Museum

3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

4pm-8pm

SOUTH

 

 

 

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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