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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)


Feb. 13-28

Ivy Tech Community College

2205 McClain Drive 
Franklin, IN 46131

Mon-Fri 8am-7pm
Sat 8am-1pm

Feb. 15-28

Strike Force Lanes

1539 W. Main St.
Greenfield, IN

10am-10pm all week

Feb. 26-
March 1

Whale of a Sale

12201 N. Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032

Th 4:30-8pm
Fri 9am-1pm, 5-8pm
Sat 8am-4pm
Sun 11am-3pm

March 1-14

uPaint Pottery Studio

1820 E. Main St.
Plainfield, IN 46168

Mon & Wed 1-8pm
Thu 11am-8pm
Fri 11am-9pm
Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

March 1-15

Foundation For Youth

405 Hope Ave.
Columbus, IN 47201

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Sat 9am-1pm
Mon-Fri 5:30am-11pm

March 5

Indianapolis Children's Museum

3000 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208


March 12-14

Indy Kids Sale
Hamilton County Fairgrounds

2003 Pleasant St.
Noblesville, IN 46060

Th 9am-7pm
Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-1pm

March 21-
April 4

Owen County YMCA

1111 Indiana 46
Spencer, IN 47460

Mon-Thu 5:30am-9pm
Fri 9am-5:30am-8pm
Sat 8am-5pm
Sun 1-5pm

March 27-
April 11

H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts

122 W. Main St.
Greenfield, IN 46140

times vary-
check website


April 13-27

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.