The Children's Heart Gallery features Arizona children who are free for adoption and want a forever family. While it is a very effective tool for finding families for our waiting children, it also makes the children vulnerable to negative intrusions into their lives. Please help us protect them. If you recognize any of these children or see them in your community, please respect their privacy.
Volunteer for the Children's Heart Gallery
The Children's Heart Gallery harnesses the power of photography to capture each child's unique spirit and story in a profile. The photojournalistic profiles are featured in exhibits online, in art galleries and in larger public forums like libraries, airports and malls. Heart Gallery exhibits have helped raise awareness about adoption through foster care and have found homes for hundreds of children.
Photo Shoot events are held several times throughout the year in Arizona. The events are a time for the child to have quality, professional photographs taken to be used to create photojournalistic profiles for the children.
Photo shoots are staffed by agency and community volunteers. Volunteers can participate in a variety of roles at a photo shoot. The roles:
• Biographer-create short biographical descriptions using provided questions as a guide.
• Photographer-This position requires extensive professional experience as a photographer. Requires multiple high-resolution (we prefer 300 dpi) shots per child for publication in jpeg format (web site, print fliers, large posters, etc.).
• Guide-There are two Guides assigned to each child. The Guides are responsible for escorting the children while they are at the photo shoot and for completing the biography questionnaire with the child.
• Hair Stylist: This position requires the ability to cut and style all types of children/teens hair (a high need for skill in African American/curly hair) at the shoot, in addition to bringing your own supplies.
Upon sign up additional event details will be provided. For questions or additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Toni & Leitrei
Toni and Leitrai are a dynamic duo!
Toni describes herself as “busy, funny, helpful, honest, loving, popular, shy, sociable and talkative.” She enjoys watching movies, swimming, and spending time with her friends and siblings. Toni has a real passion for action movies, specifically all movies with sharks.
Leitrai can be described as happy, funny, active, and loving. Leitrai is an active boy who enjoys spending time with his siblings, playing on his tablet and skateboarding. He also enjoys playing and watching basketball.
Both Toni & Leitrai would like to go to Disneyland someday. This sibling group needs a family that has patience and is willing to take the time to build a loving and trusting relationship with them.
Shayla has a wonderful personality and many interests. Like many teens, she loves playing basketball, listening to music, and going to the pool. Her favorite foods are pizza and carne asada fries. But it’s not all just the fun stuff, Shayla is an active journal-keeper, and an amazing writer. Someday, she hopes to apply that skill with her love of helping little kids, going to college to become a teacher.