Heart Gallery

What is the Heart Gallery?

A Family For Every Child's Heart Gallery Program displays a rotating group of photos from current, waiting foster children at prominent, public locations throughout Lane County.

A child's photo is often the leading factor in a prospective family choosing to adopt a child. However, the majority of photos taken of foster children are dull, lifeless, and taken in a caseworker's office. The Heart Gallery features photos of kids in settings beyond the walls of an office or school: playing outside, having fun, and being kids.

By featuring the photos of these adoptable foster children, we are able to not only provide additional recruitment options and advertising for the kids themselves, but give a face and name to a much larger systemic issue in our nation's foster system. 

A Family For Every Child has over 20 active Heart  Gallery displays across Lane County at any given time. The Heart Gallery is a grassroots project that requires the support of the community to thrive. We are honored to partner with dozens of local businesses to bring awareness to the plight of America's forgotten foster children.

More information about having your foster child featured in a Heart Gallery can be found here.

“I love the Heart Gallery. When I worked at Market Of Choice they had pictures there. One day this little girl was sitting on her dad’s shoulders and he pointed to the photos and said, “Your picture used to be right there – I had told you I found you in a grocery store.” And the girl started laughing and smiled at the wall. That about broke my heart in a happy way, I almost cried. That’s why I love the Heart Gallery.”  –Community Member

Our Venues

Our amazing venues are local businesses and organizations who strive to make a difference in their community. Our photos decorate the walls of shopping malls, grocery stores, medical offices, repair shops, and more. A Heart Gallery display consists of between one to thirty framed photos, displayed on walls, easels, hallways, or display cases. A complete list of our current venues can be found here.

Our Photographers

Thanks to the amazing dedication of our photography partners across the country, we are able to offer foster children the chance to have their photo taken professionally, in a setting they feel comfortable in. Thank you so much to all of our outstanding photographers, we can't overstate our appreciation of your dedication and generosity. More information about becoming a Heart Gallery Photographer can be found here.

Oregon

  • Lisa Lamping
  • Louie Law
  • Kim Adams
  • Kelly Goff
  • David Dornbusch
  • Kevin Clark
  • Haley Graham
  • Kianna Ober
  • Janet Kiesse
  • Naomi Levit
  • Corrina Welding
  • Bruce Berg
  • Richard Roman
  • Livia Fremouw
  • Richard May
  • Judi Lamb
  • Paula Goodbar
  • Jay Schwartz
  • Wendy Gregory
  • Michael Ober
  • Julie Chase
  • Thomas Boyd
  • Brandi George
  • Ben Vallejos
  • Greg Hill
  • Ron Quinlan
  • Erica Bader
  • Glenda Carter
  • Alicia Dickerson
  • Amy West
  • Colleen Cahill
  • Dulce Phelps
  • Diane Inskeep
  • Thomas Patterson

Washington

  • Jean Mazac
  • Dean Johnson
  • Lorie Weldon
  • Heidi Swoboda
  • Karen Mullen
  • Valerie Bowlick-Terrell
  • Jennifer Wohrle
  • Sally Honeycutt
  • Amber Hickman
  • Kelli Hodges
  • Aly Medina
  • Alyssa Rose Evans
  • Mary Balmaceda
  • Wenmei Hill
  • Tara Malouf
  • Nikki Belyea
  • Karl Schraml, KX2 Studios
  • Doreen Michaels
  • Meg Borders
  • Bunn Salarzon
  • Roseann Endres
  • Lynette Smith

Idaho

  • Dave Lund

Get Involved

If you are a case worker wanting to exhibit a professional photo of a child in a heart gallery please fill out our referral form.

Click Here to Host a Gallery

A Family For Every Child
1675 West 11th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97402
(541)-343-2856
photos@afamilyforeverychild.org