The Heart Gallery is a portrait exhibit displayed to raise awareness of the needs of foster children.
Foster children waiting and hoping for their own adoptive family to love and protect them.
Professional photographers volunteer to take compelling portraits and these beautifully framed and
matted portraits get displayed along with the children's biographies in various venues that will touch
your heart. Pictures in the Heart Gallery help you to appreciate these children!
A Family For Every Child (AFFEC) is a Heart Gallery. Heart Galleries, which
participate in an umbrella organization, Heart Gallery of America, are all
independent non-profit organizations, though some are started by and maintained
by Pacific Northwest, both as photo displays and on the internet. AFFEC has also
taken a pro-active role in the State of Washington, displaying Washington children
for adoption and snagging
washingtonheartgallery.org for listing Washington
children (the Washington kids are listed here). We have had contact with social
workers in Alaska, Idaho, and Montana who would like to photo-list children for
adoption in those states as well, which we are pursuing as fast as we have
resources to expand.
In June 2011, the Heart Gallery of New Mexico, one of the first Heart Galleries,
celebrated ten years of producing stirring portraits of children waiting for adoption.
If you have time, you are invited to visit one of our current venues. Many venues
have better quality photos that can be displayed on the internet. Our websites
also display web-quality photos of children. Our websites are a work-in-progress,
and are constantly updated as we learn the status of children who are available
for adoption. The sites are being combined, but at the present time, link between
themselves. Feel welcome to browse around; they are replete with information on
foster care, adoption, and post-adoption support.