Fresno County Heart Gallery
To learn more about the Fresno Heart Gallery and how you can help, please contact a Heart Gallery Coordinator:
Fresno County Risk Adopt Child Coordinator
or by email at: COFHeartGallery@co.fresno.ca.us
The Fresno County Heart Gallery is an innovative and unique traveling photographic exhibit of adoptable children and sibling groups who are dependents of Fresno County and dream of having a "forever family". Local photographers donate their time to capture the distinctive personality of each child. Since its inception in Santa Fe in 2001, The Heart Gallery message has spread to other states, where it has been successful in putting a face on adoption and finding homes for many waiting children. It has been featured on CBS, NPR and in CameraArts magazine, Women's World, Parade, and the New York Times.
Following The Guidelines of The Heart Gallery of America
"The mission of the Fresno County Heart Gallery is to facilitate and utilize the power of photography to capture the individuality and dignity of children living in foster care, in order to advocate for their permanency, raise public awareness about their needs, and obtain support to help meet those needs.”
Currently there are hundreds of children in Fresno County that are unable to reside with their biological parents due to abuse or neglect. Many of these children can be adopted and risk reaching adulthood while residing in foster care without finding permanent adoptive families. What they want most of all is to be part of one family…their “forever family".