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.
From time to time we get inquiries from people who are hesitant to serve as foster parents. They just want to dive in and adopt. But sometimes it is thru fostering that you discover the right child for your family. That's the case for Elijah, who is being adopted by his past foster family. #fostertoadopt ... See MoreSee Less
Single but desiring to parent? Foster children need you. Consider how you could use your single lifestyle to share love and guidance with a child in need. ... See MoreSee Less
"I never wanted to be a single mom with kids. Never in a million years would I have thought I would end up being a single mom with FIVE kids. FOUR of those being BOYS! But this is the path I am on at the moment. "People think that since I got my 5th after being newly divorced, that I have everything together and am so strong, but it is quite the opposite. "At the time, my house was (and is still) a mess, I had a newborn baby girl, two toddlers (I call Thing 1 and Thing 2 because they act like them), and I work full-time. "My 5th came to church one morning with his siblings which is where I met him. He wasn’t allowed to live with them due to circumstances so instead, he had been living at the shelter for almost a year. He had his issues but I could tell he just needed a family to help him heal. So I decided ‘Why not? What’s one more boy?’ So I decided to bump it up and become a therapeutic home. "Deciding to get a 5th does not mean life was good or easy by any means, just that I knew that my messy life was a great life for this kid stuck at the shelter. And since I know that God can use my life for good even during storms, my house was exactly what this child needed to heal. All he needed was a single mom, lots of siblings, rules, and a little chaos with love." -Alicia, foster/adoptive mom of 5 seriously amazing kids #HumansofFosterCare