A special photography exhibit featuring foster youth who are waiting for a loving adoptive family.

Children’s Action Network presents Heart Gallery Los Angeles is a special exhibit of photographs featuring Los Angeles foster youth hoping for a loving adoptive family, designed to highlight the need to find adoptive families for waiting children. Heart Galleries feature foster children who were removed from abusive and neglectful situations, but still have hope. They love to laugh, to learn, and to be with their friends. Most of all, they dream of finding their own forever familiy. Our goal is to help these deserving children find famlies by recruiting professional photographers to create a gallery of photographs which capture the children’s true beauty and spirit.

Special thanks to all the wonderful photographers who participated including Tierney Gearon, Siri Kaur, Marjorie Salvaterra, Lauren Marsolier, Marie Claire, and Hannah Sloan, and our curator Angie Featherstone.

The project is a partnership with the Los Angeles Country Department of Children and Family Services.


Seventy percent of youth featured in Heart Galleries have found permanent loving families.