Heart Gallery of Pinellas & Pasco

Heart Gallery of Pinellas & Pasco


The mission of the Heart Gallery 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. The Heart Gallery was founded on the belief that every child deserves a home.



500 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd N.
Suite 300,
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 258-4806

 

Mentor to Mom

Mentor to Mom

From Mentor to Mom


 

A match event is a daunting prospect for both the families and the children. Sixteen year old Devon came prepared with a guitar to keep the families away, but one adult had the courage to see past the guitar  to the child holding it.

 

“A woman approached him. She asked him questions. And more questions. He figured he would have to talk to her because she obviously wasn’t going to leave him alone. She was Natalie Jernigan and soon she became Devon’s mentor. In March (of 2011), she adopted him.”

 

The family was highlighted as part of the Pasco County Adoption Day festivities.

To read more, here’s the full TBO Article.