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 photo profiles for the children. The next photo shoot will be January 26, 2019 at ASU Sun Devil Fitness Complex. The address is 330 N. 1st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85003
Photo shoots are staffed by agency and community volunteers. Volunteers can participate in a variety of roles at a photo shoot, which include:
- 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.
Meet the Kids
Jacob is a soft-spoken, friendly teen. At school, he enjoys lunch and U.S. History. “When you read about history, you can learn new things about what went on,” he says.
If Jacob could have three wishes, he would want to get a job, graduate high school and be successful. For a future career, Jacob says he would like to be a firefighter or police officer; he wants a job where he can save lives. Jacob was born 2002.
Angelica is a bright, bubbly and charming young lady who enjoys cultivating her creative side. She enjoys music, English class, drawing and spending time with friends. She hopes to travel the world. San Francisco and Paris are on her "must see" list. She would like to be part of a family that will help her grow and mature into a successful young lady. She was born in 2003.