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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.

Emmy   Justin  Tobias

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!   

Heart Gallery Tour:

   Date   Host Venue Location Time

April 11-25

Lake Station Boys and Girls Club

4700 Central Avenue
Lake Station, IN 46405


April 25-
May 9

East Chicago Katherine House Boys and Girls Club

2009 E. 138TH St.
East Chicago, IN 46312


May 7-22

Brookside Church

6102 Evard Rd.
Fort Wayne IN 46835

Monday-Friday 8am-10pm
Sunday- 8am-2pm

May 9-23

Cedar Lake Station Boys and Girls Club

13000 Fairbanks
 Cedar Lake, IN 46303



May 14-28

Franklin County Public Library

919 Main St.
Brookville, IN  47012

Monday-Thursday 9-8
Fri. 9 to 6
Sat. 9 to 3
Sun. closed


April 19

Southern Indiana Autism Expo
Indiana State University

Indiana State University
The Hulman Center, Heritage Ballroom
200 North 8th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809



April 1-15

Ransburg YMCA

501 N. Shortridge Road,
Indianapolis, IN 46219

M-F, 5am–10pm
Sat., 7am–7pm
Sun., 11am–6pm

April 15-29

Indy Bike Hub YMCA

242 E Market Street Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46204

M–F 5am–8pm
Sat 7am – 4pm

April 15-29

Athenaeum YMCA

401 E. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

M–F 5am–9pm
Sat 7am–5pm
Sun 11am–5pm

April 24

Family Building Fair
at The Fountains
Banquet & Conference Center

502 East Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032


May 14-28

Fishers YMCA

9012 E 126th St.
Fishers IN 46038

M-F 5am-10pm
Sat 7am-7pm
Sun 11am-6pm

May 13-27

Hendricks Regional Health YMCA

301 Satori Parkway
Avon, IN 46123

M-F 5 am-10pm
Sat. 7am-7pm
Sun. 11am-6pm

June 2-16

Jordan YMCA

8400 Westfield Blvd..
Indianapolis, IN 46240

M-F 5am-10pm
Sat 7am-7pm
Sun 11am-6pm

July 7-21

Witham Family YMCA

2791 N. Lebanon St
 Lebanon, IN 46052

M-F 5am-10pm
Sat 7am-7pm
Sun 11am-6pm


May 23 

 Children’s Museum in Evansville

22 SE 5th St.
Evansville, IN 47708


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.