At The Heart Gallery of Tampa, we unite photography and compassionate advocacy to connect foster children with their forever families. Discover our journey of two decades, transforming lives and enriching communities, one adoption story at a time.
The Children We Advocate For
The children in our Heart Gallery bear unique stories. They are the ones who need an extra hand in finding their families – often due to factors such as age, race, belonging to large sibling groups, or having special needs. Every year, we feature 80-90 such children in the Heart Gallery of Tampa, effectively illuminating their lives which had historically been kept in the shadows.
The journey of foster children in the U.S. has often been a hidden one. Countless children were lost in the system, eventually turning 18 and facing the world alone. However, in 2001, a visionary photographer and a dedicated adoption worker sparked a revolution. They conceived a platform where these waiting children could be introduced to their communities through the medium of photography, in hopes of connecting them with loving adoptive families. This became The Heart Gallery, a beacon of hope giving a voice to the often forgotten. Since then, our mission has echoed across hundreds of cities nationwide, developing extensive touring galleries and digital platforms, all united under the shared vision – a forever family for every waiting child.
From Our Executive Director
I’m so glad you’re here! Thank you for taking the time to learn about our incredible kids. I know you’re going to fall in love with them just as much as we have. Our kids are in foster care through no fault of their own. They’re so unique in their own ways however have one thing in common… they’ve never given up hope. Our goal is to make sure our kids feel remembered, special, and for each of them to have a place to call home.
Support Us Today
Your generosity can light the path for a foster child towards their forever home, transforming their life and nurturing our community—one heartfelt connection at a time.
A NIGHT OF HOPE AND INSPIRATION
Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating adoption stories, supporting our mission, and lighting the way to forever homes for foster children.
We’re Here for You
Have questions or thoughts to share? Reach out. We’re always eager to connect and share more about The Heart Gallery.