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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    Greg and Michael    Helen   

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

October 18

Brookhaven Wesleyan Church
Embrace Ministries Conference

2960 E 38th St, Marion
IN 46953


October 25

Northern Autism Expo
Windsor Park Conference Center

Windsor Park Conference Center
4020 Edison Lakes Parkway
Mishawaka, IN 46545


November 15-20

Bachelor Creek Church of Christ

2147 N State Rd. 15
Wabash, IN 46992

Sat. 12-6pm
Sun. 9am-6pm
Mon.-Thurs. 8am-12pm & 1-4:30pm


October 13-24

Vigo County YMCA

951 Dresser Drive
Terre Haute, IN

Monday-Thursday, 5:30am-10pm
Friday, 5:30am-8pm 
Saturday, 8am-6pm

October 23-
November 3

Harvest Bible Chapel North

9675 E 148th St. STE 200
Noblesville, IN 46060

Basic Weekday Business Hours
Service Times: 
Sunday 9am & 11am

November 6

Indianapolis Children’s Museum
2014 National Adoption Day-Marion County

3000 N. Meridian St..
Indianapolis, IN 46208


November 14

Ft. Harrison State Park
International Association
of Forensic Nurses

5830 N Post Road.
Indianapolis, IN 46216



November 20

Tippecanoe Circuit Court
3rd Floor

301 Main St.
Lafayette, IN 47901


November 23-29

Fishers YMCA

9012 E 126th St.
Fishers IN 46038

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


October 17-
November 1

Fellowship Baptist Church

5681 North US Hwy 231
Jasper, IN 47546

Service Times: Sunday 9:15am & 10:30am;
Wednesday 6:30pm

November 1

Barnes & Noble
2014 National Adoption Day
Vanderburgh County

624 S Green River Rd.
Evansville, IN 47715


November 10

Evansville Skyzone
Southern Indiana Family Event

49 North Green River Road
Evansville, IN 47715


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.