The children we have featured on our website who wait for adoptive families
- are most often in the foster care system and cannot return to their birth families for a variety of reasons
- need help overcoming past hurts and traumas
- are often part of a sibling group – brothers and sisters
- are often older than four years of age
While you may not see “all” of the children in need of a forever family in our Gallery, please understand that those who are waiting share similar hopes for a family and similar obstacles to being matched with one. If these children do not seem like a “match,” chances are others who are not featured here will not be a “match,” either. However, if you have patience and perseverance, and are willing to adapt your home to fit a child’s needs, please keep pursuing and learning more about adopting from foster care.
The Heart Gallery of Wisconsin
The Heart Gallery of Wisconsin, a travelling photographic exhibit of some of Wisconsin's waiting children, is a program of the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. If you are interested in hosting the Heart Gallery of Wisconsin, please contact us. We will post information about where you can see the Heart Gallery as that information becomes available.
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families provides support and funding for this recruitment effort on behalf of children. We thank them for their belief that all children grow best in permanent loving families.