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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

May 9-23

Fair Oaks Farms

856 N 600 E
Fair Oaks, IN 47943

Sun-Sat 9am-5pm (CST)

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


April 4-18

Putnam County Public Library

103 E. Poplar St.
Greencastle, IN 46135

Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm
Tu,Wed,Th 9am-8pm
Sat 9am-5pm

April 3-17

Franklin County Courthouse

459 Main St.
Brookville, IN 47012

Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

April 17-May 1

Fayette County Library

828 N. Grand Ave
Connersville, IN 47331

Mon-Th 10am-7pm
Fri-Sat 9am-5pm

May 1-15

Mooresville Public Library

220 W. Harrison St.
Mooresville, IN 46158

Mon-Th 9am-8pm
Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-4pm

May 16

Hamilton Co. Sports Complex
Family Fun Fair

9625 E. 150th St.
Noblesville, IN 46060


August 8

Hamilton Co. Sports Complex
Family Fun Fair

9625 E. 150th St.
Noblesville, IN 46060 



April 10-27

Toyota Motor Visitor Center

4000 S. Tulip Tree Dr.
Princeton, IN 47670

Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
21st until 7pm

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.