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WTVT Tampa, Grand Opening, Monday, November 7, 2022

LUTZ, Fla. – There are more than 3,000 kids waiting to be adopted in Hillsborough County, and a powerful exhibit at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Lutz is hoping to lower that number. It features dozens of smiling faces looking for their forever home. Every one of the bright-eyed kids featured in the Heart Gallery display has a story. The hope is that someone will see them and want to make them a part of theirs. Heart Gallery’s Executive Director Lindsay Hermida said the exhibit travels to 20 different venues every year including airports, libraries and small businesses.

YouTube, GCJFCS Mission Video, Monday, November 7, 2022

The Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco is a program of Gulf Coast JFCS that connects children in foster care with their forever families through adoption. In addition to featuring children, we recruit and support families interested in adoption. How it works: When a potential parent – an individual or couple – sees a child they are interested in, they submit an inquiry using the “inquire about this child” button. After an inquiry has been submitted, we are here to answer questions, offer links to resources and provide post-adoption support. Please understand that we cannot provide more information about the children than you see here. If you are a potential match, you will be contacted by the Adoption Case Manager. Good luck on your adoption journey!