The mission of the Heart Gallery of Pinellas & Pasco is to increase the number of successful adoptions of local children in foster care. In addition to featuring children, we recruit and support families interested in adoption.
It began with a simple idea – create an extraordinary portrait of a child currently in foster care and available for adoption. More than just a traveling exhibit, the Heart Gallery is a way for those interested in adoption to come face to face with children in the Tampa Bay area in need of forever families.
How it works: Local Adoption Case Managers send referrals to the Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco; the Heart Gallery has beautiful portraits taken and displayed throughout the community and online so that YOU (potential parent) can find them. YOU submit an inquiry by clicking on the child’s photo, then the “inquire about this child” link. Once you submit your inquiry, you are on your way to exploring state-sponsored adoption. We are here to answer your questions, link you to resources and provide post-adoption support. Please know that no one can provide more information about the children you see here unless you are contacted by the Adoption Case Manager as a potential match.
We feature the photos and stories of youth in foster care waiting to be adopted.
We target our recruitment efforts to promote emotionally safe adoptions.
We support families along all stages of the adoption journey.
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