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"Behind the scenes at the LA Dodgers Heart Gallery Calendar photo shoot.
"The purpose behind the project, called the Heart Gallery, is to help find families for them by using professional photographers to personalize them -- to bring out the spirit and individuality that are all too often invisible in the typical shots that accompany the children's files once they have entered the foster care system."
"More than 150 photographers, including TIME contributors, have given their time and vision to produce a unique portfolio of children in need of parents."
The hope is that these photographs will inspire people to consider adoption.
"Nearly one hundred thirty thousand children in the U.S. public welfare system are waiting to be adopted. Most are eight years old, or even older. Now though, there is a new strategy to get them a home."
"I'm just waiting for the perfect home. I just, just keep waiting for the perfect one at the right time. Maybe when I get older, I might take a foster kid and adopt them so if I'm not going to get helped, I'm going to help someone else. So any way I win."
CNN American Morning (3:32)
"Organizers hope that if more people see compelling portraits of Jaillah and other children like him - life-size and lively - more will consider adoption."
"These portraits, shot by top photographers, are featured online (along with biographies and video interviews) and at exhibits throughout the state to move people to adopt them."
"They're photographing the children with the same dignity and respect that they would give to big stars and CEOs,' notes Feanny. 'They're bringing the same lights and assistants, the same backdrops.' One boy, she recalls, said to his social worker, 'I feel like a movie star."