The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic exhibit created to find forever families for children in foster care. It’s a collaborative project across the United States to increase the number of adoptive families for children needing homes in your community. It gives a voice to hundreds of waiting children across Virginia.
Ethan is searching for a forever family. He is very creative and imaginative. He really enjoys watching cartoons, playing with Legos, and solving puzzles. Ethan is affectionate, very talkative, and he loves to meet new people. He is incredibly intelligent and enjoys reading. Ethan says that his favorite things are listening to music, superheroes, and laughing. Ethan likes going to church, singing along with the choir, and being outdoors. If you would like more information about Ethan, please contact Kelsey Kremser with UMFS at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Williams with Lutheran Family Services at email@example.com.
Meet Merrick! Merrick is very active and has great expressive communication skills; he truly enjoys talking about battleships, electronics, and trains. He also loves to read and write and has no issues completing school assignments at home and in the classroom setting. Merrick is a very loving child who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and loves hugs. If you would like more information about Merrick, please contact Kelsey Kremser with UMFS at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Williams with Lutheran Family Services at email@example.com.
Anthony is a smart, athletic, empathetic, honest, creative, and helpful young man. He likes the outdoors, is very active, and enjoys playing basketball and football, canoeing, and swimming. He also enjoys listening to rap and hip-hop music. Anthony’s favorite colors are black and red. He is very socially aware and excels academically. He can be very friendly, especially once he builds trust. Anthony needs a stable family who will provide the support, structure, and unconditional love that he needs in order to be a successful young man. If you would like more information about Anthony, please contact Kelsey Kremser with UMFS at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Williams with Lutheran Family Services at email@example.com.
Myasia, 16, is a loving, kind, honest, and respectful young woman who enjoys going to the mall and the movies, spending time with her friends, styling hair, and getting her nails done. Myasia’s favorite color is red and her favorite food is shrimp. Myasia has a strong work ethic, she enjoys school, and has experience volunteering at a children’s museum. Myasia plans to attend college and is interested in participating in ROTC.
Although shy at first, Myasia builds trust when she feels heard and supported. Myasia needs the support, structure, and unconditional love of a stable family in order to help her achieve her dreams. Could you be the forever family Myasia is waiting for? If you would like more information about Myasia, please contact Kelsey Blackwell with UMFS at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Williams with Lutheran Family Services at email@example.com.
Funded wholly or in part by the FAM-17-042 Foster & Adoptive Family Recruitment contract with the Virginia Department of Social Services