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Help Build Permanent Family Connections

Getting involved with Heart Galleries of Texas is a high-impact way to help children who are waiting for adoption. You can help create awareness in our communities about the need for positive permanency for Texas children. Learn more about how to get involved below.

How to get involved in your local heart gallery

Connect with the foster and adoption support organizations in your community, learn about needs and where you can plug in, and promote awareness in your community.

Heart Gallery success relies on invested community partners who volunteer to host exhibits of child portraits and stories to help increase awareness and build support. We are always open to new places and partners to help host our exhibits.

Join our group of professional photographers that donate their time and talents to photographing children in the Heart Gallery.

Curious about how you can support children and families involved in the child welfare system? Learn more by attending an Information Session in your community. These events connect local community members like you with Child Placing Agencies that work with children.

Debunk the myths that many people have about the child welfare system and the needs of the children and families who are involved.

Find your local heart gallery

Please contact your local heart gallery for information about children in your region. For more information about our statewide efforts, please get in touch with Cara Fox at cara.fox@austin.utexas.edu .

Other ways to get involved with Heart Galleries of Texas

Resources for Heart Gallery Staff and Volunteers

Heart Gallery Resource Trainings are trainings provided for Heart Gallery staff and partners working directly with children through the Heart Gallery. 

HGTX Webinars

We provide monthly webinars to community members, child welfare professionals, and caregivers with the purpose to inform and bring awareness to current child welfare practices and efforts related to adoption and post permanency.

HGTX Trainings for Caregivers and Professionals

We provide ongoing, interactive training to both professionals and caregivers. These trainings seek to provide practical skills and strategies to prevent youth from re-entering the foster care system.