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lives of children, women and families.

Black Hills Children's Home Foster Care and Adoption Dakota Heart Gallery

The mission of the Dakota Heart Gallery of South Dakota is to enable children living in foster care in our communities to realize their dream of finding permanent, loving adoptive families to call their own.  The Gallery also raises awareness and educates the  community about the hundreds of children who desperately need and deserve the shelter and love of forever homes. The portraits which help to capture the spirit and personality of each child are displayed within our community.

The Heart Gallery is a project facilitated by Children's Home Society to link kids with families. Families being considered for a child are not necessarily Children's Home Society families. The families may be licensed through the state or other private agencies.


Thanks to these photographers who have donated their time and talent to the Heart Gallery:

Ryan Becker Photography  -
Kendra Jean Photography  -
Chris McGrath
Hayley Kaemingk -
Jennifer Norrick -
Alyssa Crawford -
Bob Grandpre Photography-
Jana Bastian Photography -
Bidget M Photography -
Shelbi Karr -
Rebecca Koester -
J. Lynn Studios -
Jessica Tribble -

Julie Prairie Photography -
Kylee Jade Photography -

Meet our kids!






Desmond Michael
Dominik Neeka




Two Siblings

Six Siblings

Four Siblings



Thanks to for the art work!


Adoption  home page


To learn more about adopting a child featured in the Dakota Heart Gallery Contact:
Anne McGovern
Adoption Specialist
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter
Children's Home Society
1330 Jolly Lane
Rapid City, SD 57703
Work:  605-343-2811
Fax:  (605) 341-7437
Tina Graber
Adoption Specialist
Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter
Children's Home Society
801 N. Sycamore Ave
PO Box 1749
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Work:  605-965-3172
Fax: 605-335-2776
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Children's Home Society
PO Box 1749
801 N Sycamore Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1749