The concept of a Heart Gallery was first developed in New Mexico. Currently more than 120 Heart Galleries are placed in communities throughout the United States. A Heart Gallery heightens the visibility of children in foster care awaiting families-–the ‘waiting children’—by featuring them in a traveling multi-media exhibit.
The project harnesses the power of photography to capture each child’s unique spirit and story in a profile. The photo profiles are featured online and in exhibits in larger public forums like churches, airports and malls. With the aid and support of the media and the public, Heart Galleries all across America continue to assist child advocates with finding homes for hundreds of children in foster care each year.