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Office Location:

DSS Main Office
​Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

West Charlotte Location
Community Resource Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Connection
704-336-3000

​Heart Gallery

Mecklenburg County Heart Gallery 

The mission of the Heart Gallery is to raise awareness about the need for safe & loving foster and adoptive homes for children in foster care. 

Request Information on adoption and becoming a foster parent!

To learn more about the adoption process, click HERE.


MEET THE CHILDREN AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY!

For more information regarding any children in the Heart Gallery, please call 704-336-KIDS (5437) or complete an Information Request Form.


Josalynn

Josalynn, age 12 - 

Josalynn is sweet and pleasant. She loves school and makes friends easily. Josalynn enjoys watching TV, using her tablet, and playing with her dog. Josalynn is talkative, curious, and responds positively to praise. 

  

Jacob 

Jacob, age 14 - 

Jacob loves sports, especially football and basketball. His dream vacation is going to the beach. Jacob is eager to learn and his favorite subjects are English and Math. 


Joevon

Joevon, age 11 - 

Joevon is bright and curious with a lot of energy. He is very thoughtful and loves to be outside. 


DJ and AJ

DJ, age 13; AJ, age 14 - 

DJ is athletic and loves to listen to music. He also likes to make origami and is very good at basketball and chess. DJ loves video games and likes to try new things; he recently tried fishing. He likes being outdoors.

AJ enjoys coloring, drawing, and puzzles. He likes to read graphic novels, play chess, and play video games. DJ is also interested in robotics. He is inquisitive and takes pride in knowing random facts.


Marcus

Marcus, age 15 - 

Marcus loves sports, especially football and basketball. His favorite teams are the Carolina Panthers and Golden State Warriors. Marcus likes to play video games and swim. Marcus also likes sneakers and getting new clothes; looking nice is important to him. His favorite food is pizza and chicken wings. Marcus is loveable and kind and has a great sense of humor He does well with a caretaker who is active in the community and is willing to spend a lot of one-on-one time with him. 


Mark

Mark, age 16 - 

Mark likes Oreo milkshakes from Burger King and sweets in general. He likes to listen to music and watch YouTube. He enjoys cooking. He likes to play basketball (also a coping skill). He likes to go to the gym and do workouts. He enjoys hanging out with his friends from school and neighborhood. Mark is caring, polite, and very active. He is a helper in the home. Mark desires to have a forever family. Mark cherishes relationships with individuals he can trust.


Aleia

Aleia, age 11 - 

Aleia is a happy, sweet, sassy, and caring young girl. She has an infectious smile and an energetic disposition. She has a kind heart and a funny personality. Aleia enjoys helping where she can, Aleia enjoys doing word searches, puzzles, games, coloring, riding a bike, listening to music, and watching videos. Aleia's favorite snack is hot Taki's and she would eat them every day if she could. She also enjoys eating at Wendy's and Bojangles and making her own sauce to dip her fries into. Aleia enjoys talking and visiting with her older sister and needs a family that would allow this to continue. 


Austin

Austin, age 10 - 

Austin is a playful and smart child who enjoys being the baby of the family.  Austin has a big heart and a funny personality. He enjoys playing Minecraft, his favorite video game.  He also loves, cars, army men, Leggos and chocolate cake. He is very polite and well-spoken and loves having his picture taken.

Austin loves fried chicken, corndogs, and pancakes. He also loves listening to the Beatles and Michael Jackson. Austin also recently learned to ride his bike without training wheels. Austin enjoys visiting with his older sister and brother regularly and needs a family that would allow this to continue. 


Diona

Diona, age 15 - 

Diona is a very sociable child with a lovable personality. She is joyful, creative, outgoing and values family. She enjoys drawing, spending time on her computer, watching television, dancing, and engaging in various activities. She truly has a love for dogs. Diona would do well in a single parent home provided with unconditional love, attention, and commitment. She needs a loving home that is active and can foster sibling connections.


Jaiden and Ki'Jon

Jaiden, age 5; Ki'Jon, age 7

Jaiden ilikes playing outside, fire trucks, and story time. Jaiden is extremely friendly, makes friends easily, and will often strike up conversations with strangers. Jaiden is extremely active and is constantly moving. Jaiden responds well to physical touch (i.e hugs, back rubs). 

Ki'Jon is extremely smart & loves to learn. Ki'Jon loves Sonic the Hedgehog, science, and Pokemon. He is determined, witty, & excellent at expressing himself. He is fearful of loud noises, the dark, and does not feel unheard or left out.

Ronnell

Ronnell, age 13 -

Ronnell is the typical teenage boy. He loves going to car shows, playing video games, and being outside. Playing outside you will find Ronnell riding his scooter or bike or playing with neighborhood kids.  He enjoys swimming and playing soccer.  Ronnell likes to play with Legos. His favorite hobby right now is trading Pokémon cards with his peers. Ronnell has a bubbly personality. He is very inquisitive and enjoys conversations on any topic. Ronnell is a big helper and will offer a helping hand to anyone in need. He has strong advocacy skills. He is a natural researcher and loves to learn new things. 




Address

Office Location:

DSS Main Office
​Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

West Charlotte Location
Community Resource Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Connection
704-336-3000