Foster kids have a heart set on home

By Mike Wilson, Times Staff Writer
Published February 15, 2008

Each year around Valentine's Day, bay area children's advocates unveil a photo exhibit of foster kids who are looking for adoptive homes. - This year, the Hillsborough Heart Gallery and the Pinellas-Pasco Heart Gallery together feature 150 kids in search of families. - Showing pictures works. Forty percent of the kids in the 2007 galleries were matched with potential families and 20 percent were adopted, according to the organizations. - This week, we introduce you to a few of this year's kids. - Hillsborough Heart Gallery: www.heartgallerytampabay.org, (813) 204-1792; Pinellas-Pasco Heart Gallery: heartgallerykids.org, (727) 456-0637.


Nicholas, age 16

FEATURED IN: Pinellas-Pasco Heart Gallery, heartgallerykids.org

HEART GALLERY SAYS: "This aspiring actor is passionate about pursuing his dream. Like any true artist, Nicholas maintains a cool persona and slight edge of mystery for the crowds."

INTERESTS: Sports, music, friends, pizza, Busch Gardens

WISHES FOR: A family with a dog to love and care for