The Heart Gallery of Tennessee is a group of volunteer workers and photographers committed to drawing attention to the children and teens in the Tennessee foster care system who are available for adoption. These are kids seeking a forever family to love and support them. We showcase the children using our online gallery and exhibits throughout the community.
The Heart Galley of Middle Tennessee is a non-profit organization. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors to successfully market and promote the children and teens available for adoption in the state’s custody. 100% of all funds donated go to the promotion of these valuable children. We have no paid staff.
We are in need of volunteer professional photographers throughout the state to help us at our photo shoots. We also welcome printers who will donate or discount their services for our continual printing needs of new images for our exhibit.
It's been three years since we first met Donovan and he has grown so much. But he's still the kind hearted and friendly young man we remember. Learn more about him at: heartgalleryoftn.com/portfolio/donovan/ ... See MoreSee Less
It is possible for foster youth to succeed...it just takes the help of committed, loving parents. And sadly, there are too few. Please if you can help serve as a foster parent or adoptive parent, please do! Send us a message if you need help getting started. ... See MoreSee Less
"This is my biological mom on my left and my adoptive mother on my right. There is no difference in love between them but rather a difference in story. My Bio mom loved well, but she was not well. My adoptive mom raised me, provided me with food, clothes, and safety and also loved me so well. She gave me the chance to have an education and be the 3% of foster students that graduate college. Without her I would not have a relationship with Jesus and I would not be able to be holding my Bachelors of Arts in Worship. Both of these women made my life possible, they are both heroes, just a different kind. Being known as a "foster kid" comes with its own set of expectations and assumptions. We are known for being emotional (1:4 of them have PTSD and they are also 5X as likely to develop it), lost (many age out of the system and 25-30% of them end up homeless), and lonely because they have been deemed as unworthy by other people and actions towards them. But for all the 400,000< foster kids and ones that used to be out there, encouragement is always necessary and always needed. So believe that you can: Be the 50% of foster kids that graduate high school. Be the 50% that will have a job by the age of 24. Be the 10% that attends college, better yet, be the 3% that graduates. Because IT IS POSSIBLE. It. Is. Possible. #fostercareawarenessmonth" -Marisa #HumansofFosterCare