Nov. 7, 2013 at 8:31 AM ET
There are nearly 400,000 kids currently in foster care, and one big misconception is that many of them are irreparably damaged.
For the real story, TODAY teamed up with the Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay, an organization that uses video and photo exhibits to promote their foster kids.
TODAY asked the kids a little about themselves and the families they hope to have. Come back soon for that video.
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