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How Do I Adopt Facts and Fiction

How Do I Adopt, Facts and Fiction

Do I have to be married to adopt a child? Will I need to pay for adoption services? I do fine by myself, but am not sure if I make enough money to support a child. Is there financial support available? I don't live in New York. Is it possible for me to adopt a NYC child? Answers to these questions and more, click here!

Beginning Your Journey

Beginning Your Adoption Journey

A brand new blog gives a sensible, concise and gentle introduction to what is involved in the different kinds of adoption, together with pointers to Florida resources for those who are interested.

Faulkner County, Arkansas Foster Care Situation Improves

Things have gotten a lot better as far as the number of resources that are available compared to past years. Fourth Division Judge David Clark, who oversees all cases filed by the Department of Human Services involving dependency neglect, said foster care in Faulkner County is getting better, but it isn’t where it needs to be. Still there is room to help. There are kids who, for many reasons, do not have a foster home. The state of Arkansas currently has 11 percent of these children in a residential facility. Click to read more...

Heart Gallery Partners to change Foster Care in Glynn County, Georgia

Nonprofit making progress with new model for foster care

In Glynn County, Georgia: The major problem was the small number of families willing to provide foster care — 30. Glynn has 230 children in foster care. A non-profit, FaithBridge foster care, has partnered with the Georgia Heart Gallery to change that...

Aha: A House for the Arts, on the Heart Gallery

Transform: How the Arts Transforms the Lives of People Who Participate in it

Learn how the arts are transforming the lives of those who participate. Aha (A House for the Arts) presents a 30-minute segment on how 3 forms of art have changed the lives of those involved. The middle segment gives a perspective on the how the Heart Gallery photographers and children feel about the experience.

Missouri: Adoption or Foster Care: You Make a Difference

Missouri: Adoption or Foster Care: You Make a Difference!

Facebook: You Make a Difference!

The Heart Gallery of Missouri knows that helping our most vulnerable children find safe, loving, permanent homes is important to this generation of children without parents. There are more than 1,400 Missouri kids looking for a home. If you are thinking about adoption call 800-554-2222 to find out if adoption is right for you.

Credit Union Exhibits Photographs of Foster Children

Credit Union Partners to Spotlight Foster Care and Adoption in North Carolina

North Carolina Credit Union Exhibits Photographs of Foster Children

North Carolina's SECU Puts Adoption on Display

Credit Union Exhibits Photographs of Foster Children

Picture Displays of North Carolina Kids for Adoption

SECU Partners to Spotlight Foster Care and Adoption in North Carolina

Raleigh - The State Employees Credit Union is hosting 47 rotating displays of the 2015 North Carolina Heart Gallery exhibition, featuring professional portraits of children available for adoption in the North Carolina foster care system.

From Alabama: Random Acts of Kindness and Beauty

From Alabama: Random Acts of Kindness and Beauty

Never underestimate the power of kindness. "Random acts of kindness" may just be a slogan for some, but for others it is a way of life. Doing lovely things for others for no reason has so many rewards.

Heart Gallery Alabama Introduces Chris

Heart Gallery Alabama Introduces Chris

Over the past 10 years, Heart Gallery Alabama has photographed close to 1,000 children with 70 percent of them being placed in permanent, loving families. While we celebrate with these families, we understand that there is still plenty of work to be done. Unfortunately, there are still hundreds of children across Alabama who need our help. Today, we would like to introduce you to one of those children!

Foster and Adoptive Parents Always Needed

Foster and Adoptive Parents Always Needed in South Carolina

A recent case of an infant being abandoned in Chesterfield County has sparked a great deal of interest in fostering and adoption. According to the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS), there are currently 3,746 children in foster care. There are 537 children in South Carolina who are legally free for adoption. Last year, DSS helped place more than 400 children in forever families.

Jamil, 13, From Texas Hoping for a Silly Family

Jamil, 13, From Texas Hoping for a Silly Family

Our Jennifer Borget met up with Jamil at Hidden Falls Adventure Park, where the 13-year-old was able to have a real adventure without having to pack a single bag. Jamil had never driven anything other than his bike, so he was excited to take a four-wheeler on a spin. "It feels like I'm actually in control of it. It feels like once you're on it, you're actually one with it," he said. Jamil says his friends call him funny and good at impersonations. He says his friends call him weird, but in a good way.

New York City's 94.7 NASH-FM Talks With Heart Gallery Executive Director, Laurie Graff

New York City's 94.7 NASH-FM Talks With Heart Gallery Executive Director, Laurie Graff

Take just 15 minutes and listen to this clip. Heart Gallery NYC's Executive Director talks with Kelly Ford about the Heart Gallery movement, how it works, why we do it, and how you can make a difference. The Heart Gallery is about trying to get adoptable kids out of foster care as soon as we can. You do not have to birth a child to love a child. There are so many kids in foster care who do not get adopted and who age out and end up on the streets. And it does not cost a fortune...click this article.

Help Heart Gallery Alabama by Sharing Your Adoption Success Stories

Help Heart Gallery Alabama by Sharing Your Adoption Success Stories

In 2014 alone, Heart Gallery Alabama photographed approximately 100 children and answered more than 2,500 inquiries. The Heart Gallery exhibit was displayed in 39 venues and featured over 900 children (this number includes children who were in multiple displays). Over the past 10 years, Heart Gallery has photographed close to 1,000 children with 70% of them being placed in permanent, loving families. So to celebrate, Heart Gallery Alabama is launching a new success story initiative.

Indiana Heart Gallery

Heart Gallery Brings Attention to Kids In Need of Adoptive Families in Tipton, Indiana

Indiana Heart Gallery's Current Showing Schedule

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!

Available for Adoption: Tia

Available for Adoption: Tia, from Florida

Tia is a smart, outgoing and fun loving girl who loves to be in the kitchen. When she grows up she would like to be a pastry chef. Tia likes spending her time playing Candy Crush, singing and playing basketball. Her favorite color is yellow and would love to have a dragon as a pet. Tia loves talking on the phone and shopping on the weekends. Her favorite subject in school is math. She loves R&B music and watching Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Tia loves the movie White Chicks because "it is hilarious."

Albuquerque, New Mexico Kids Kids Make Blankets to Donate to Heart Gallery Foster Kids

Albuquerque, New Mexico Kids Kids Make Blankets to Donate to Heart Gallery Foster Kids

To make the blankets, the students measure and align the fabric before cutting fringes and tying them together. On average, they complete two blankets per session for donation to the Heart Gallery Foundation of New Mexico, who then distribute them to youth. Thus far, the extra-curricular program has been funded out of pocket from faculty sponsor Angela Adcox with additional support from Principal Susan LaBarge.

3 Sisters Are Hoping To Find One Forever Home

3 Sisters Are Hoping To Find One Forever Home

Three San Diego sisters can only dream of waking up in the same house. They've been separated in foster care and are hoping there's one family out there willing to take in all three of them.

Heart Gallery at Cardi's Amish Furniture

Heart Gallery at Cardi's Amish Furniture throughout January

Through the month of January, the 10th Heart Gallery is at our Route 2 West Warwick Cardi's Furniture. It's a gallery of 17 children that are waiting for their forever family. These pictures are amazing works of art, and what people may not be aware of: they're all professionally taken by local photographers and studios as a donation: both time and resources.

Heart Gallery of South West Florida at the Cape Coral Northwest Regional Library

Heart Gallery of South West Florida at the Cape Coral Northwest Regional Library

Lee County Library System - Library Events - Family Programs

This activity is free to the public. Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: Noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A gallery of photo boards representing children in foster care in Southwest Florida who are available for adoption. The exhibit provides information to people who may be interested in adopting or fostering these children.

Foster Care: Older Children, Teens Struggle to Find a Forever Home

Foster Care: Older Pennsylvania Children, Teens Struggle to Find a Forever Home

The majority of the 14,500 kids in Pennsylvania foster care are recorded to be 6 or older, according to a study funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy group that focuses on increasing awareness of national children issues. But families in the market for adoption aren't typically interested in taking home an older child or teen, according to the foundation's study, which cited that 61 percent of adoptions involve children 5 years old or younger.

More Yolo County California Foster Parents Needed

More Yolo County California Foster Parents Needed

More local families are needed to take care of local foster children, from newborns through teenagers who are transitioning out of the system.

Live in the San Angelo Texas Area?

Live in the San Angelo, Texas area? You can help!

A local organization working to find adoptive families is looking for venues for their photos of foster kids. The Heart Gallery of Northwest Texas is hoping to let more people learn about the need for adoptive and foster families. They are hoping local businesses and institutions will post the portraits of the kids needing families. For more information call Sam at 325-234-4874, to host the Heart Gallery!

Heart Gallery: Connecting Waiting Children with Adoptive Families

NW Texas Heart Gallery: Connecting Waiting Children with Adoptive Families

Beautiful children! Are you supposed to be a part of someone's destiny - their purpose? Take a moment and see if that missing part to your family is waiting for you here. There may be a reason you stopped by today... You have to position your mouse over the lower right hand corner to get it started and click the arrow. There are 70 kids!

MARE Heart Gallery

Massachusetts Heart Gallery at the Mall in Chestnut Hill in Newton

Through the month of January, the Mall at Chestnut Hill in Newton is featuring the MARE Heart Gallery, a photography display of 31 portraits of youths in state foster care in need of adoption. The exhibition travels across the state to raise awareness of adoption from foster care, looking for families to adopt the hundreds of children in state care. Children ages 3 to 16 are featured in the portraits, taken by amateur and professional photographers. The exhibit is displayed on level one of the mall.

Gaithersburg Maryland Activities Center Hosts Heart Gallery

Gaithersburg Maryland Activities Center Hosts Heart Gallery: Dec 26 - Jan 7

Gaithersburg Activity Center Hosts Heart Gallery Exhibit

Gaithersburg Activity Center Hosts Heart Gallery Exhibit

Gaithersburg’s Activity Center at Bohrer Park proudly hosts the Heart Gallery Presented by Adoptions Together from December 26 through January 7. The Gallery features compelling portraits of local children in foster care who are waiting to be adopted. The moving photos capture the spirit of these children – all of whom are hoping to find a loving, permanent family of their own.

San Bernardino CA Seeks Heroes for Children Awaiting Adoption

End-of-Year: San Bernardino CA Seeks Heroes for Children Awaiting Adoption

San Bernardino County’s Children and Family Services (CFS) teamed up with several of San Bernardino County’s heroes in hopes of finding the ultimate heroes – adoptive parents. CFS launched the Heart Gallery Be a Hero Campaign. Children awaiting adoption were photographed alongside San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon and Fire Chief Mark Hartwig, Colton firefighters, Redlands police officers and firefighters, and Rialto Police Chief William Farrar. [See October]

621 Children Across Arkansas Need Forever Families; New Family Celebrates

A new Family's Merry Christmas

A new family’s merry Christmas

621 Children Across Arkansas Need Forever Families; New Family Celebrates

As of Dec. 22, there were 621 children across Arkansas whose parents’ rights have been terminated and who have no “forever family” with whom to share this Christmas. Unlike last year, Robert, 17, is not one of them. Instead, Robert is celebrating the holiday for the first time with Todd and Gwynn Harris, now known to him as Dad and Mom.

Heart Gallery of South Texas at Children's Museum of Brownsville

Heart Gallery of South Texas in Children's Museum of Brownsville Until December 31

The mission of the HEART Gallery is to promote the adoption of children in the state foster care program. Portraits of individual children and sibling groups will be on display from November 6, 2014 through December 31, 2014 at the Children’s Museum of Brownsville. The public is encouraged to view these portraits and call the state adoption recruiter (1-361-878-3513) to inquire about the adoption process. Portraits belong to the South Texas Heart Gallery.

View Waiting Children: About Tracie

View Waiting Children: About Tracie

Video

Tracie is a sweet, sensitive young lady who loves having fun and laughing. She enjoys comedic television and movies, especially Family Guy and Spongebob Squarepants. She also loves to sing and dance. Some of Tracie’s favorite artists include Cher, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston. Tracie is very into WWE wrestling. She likes to watch it on television and enjoys playing WWE video games on her Wii. Tracie is quite knowledgeable about male and female wrestlers and relishes opportunities to share these facts. Tracie also likes to read and write. Recently, she has been reading the Twilight series and she greatly enjoys creative writing of any kind.

Photographers Giving Back: The Heart Gallery

Photographers Giving Back: The Heart Gallery

Mindy Watson of Freckles & Dimples Photography is excited to share her work for The Heart Gallery which uses photo sessions to help find permanent homes for foster children.

Focus On The Family

Focus on the Family Hosts the Heart Gallery for Colorado's Waiting Kids

Focus On The Family Hosts Heart Gallery For Colorado's Waiting Kids

Focus on the Family Hosts the Heart Gallery for Colorado’s Waiting Kids

Focus on the Family is hosting the annual Heart Gallery at the ministry's Welcome Center. It features professional photographs of Colorado children in the foster care system awaiting adoption. This marks the eighth time Focus has featured the Heart Gallery and comes at the beginning of National Adoption Month. Behind every photograph in this gallery is a child asking for a loving home," said Kelly Rosati, vice president of Community Outreach and an adoptive mom of four. "Many of these kids live in foster homes, moving frequently and without a sense of permanence in their lives. We're hoping that some of them will find 'forever homes' as a result of the Heart Gallery."


We have found this program beneficial in finding families for our children. We ask that as you view the children, consider that they live in our communities. Respect their right to privacy, and be aware that they may attend school or church, or play at the local park with your children and relatives. The availability of their pictures leaves our children recognizable and vulnerable to negative attention. Although we strive to protect them, we need your help. Thank you!

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