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Click HERE to view the virtual Heart Gallery!

The Michigan Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic exhibit featuring photos of youth currently in the foster care system waiting for their forever family.  MARE worked with over 51 professional photographers from all across the state to make this year's 2017 display possible. The display will showcase 132 waiting youth

Right below is this year's feature film. This year's film centers around the theme of "I am". "I am more than what has happened to me, more than what is written about me, and more than my past". With this film we wanted to highlight the wonderful, creative, and unique personalities of the youth by having them express who they are through a poster board of "I am" statements. Our hope is that this theme permeates to families who are looking to adopt a child from foster care.


For photographers interested in volunteering their time and talents to the Michigan Heart Gallery, 

register here or contact Jessica Thompson at


Visit the Gallery:

Date: November 20-27, 2017

Event: Michigan Adoption Day

Location: Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI 48915

Display: Main Display

Michigan Adoption Day 11/21/17. Open to the public. 


Date: January 22-26, 2018

Event: Adoption Awareness

Location: U of M Dearborn Campus, 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128

Display: Main Display

Open to the public.


Date: February 2, 2018

Event: Clara's Hope Foster Care Ministry Annual Auction Fundraiser

Location: The Freedom Center, 2525 W. Shiawasee, Fenton, MI 48430

Display: Main Display

Annual Auction Fundraiser. Open to the public.


Date: April 2018 (Date TBD)

Event: 2018 Heart Gallery Grand Opening

Location: Emagine Theater, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067

Display: Entire Display

Open to the public.