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The Heart Gallery
Deep East Texas




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History of the Heart Gallery


The Heart Gallery originated in 2001 in Sante Fe, New Mexico as a unique way to raise community awareness of the need for adoptive homes for children in foster care. The Heart Gallery of America is a collaborative project of over 120 Heart Galleries across the United States designed to increase the number of adoptive families for children needing homes in our community.

There are nearly 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. Over 101,000 need adoptive homes right now. More than 25,000 age out of foster care every year, at age 18 without anyone, to live on their own, unprepared and unsupported.
Now, in its thirteenth year, the Heart Gallery model is being replicated in many communities across the country. It has proven to be extremely successful as photographers, churches, CPS staff, and volunteers work together donating their time and talent to help open their hearts and homes to these wonderful children.  Although many of our children were removed from abusive and neglectful situations, they still have hope. They love to laugh, to learn, and to be with their friends. Most of all, they dream of finding a forever family to be their own.




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