"In foster care, there is good paths and a few difficult paths, but there will always be a good path open and waiting for you."
- Ashlynn, a youth in foster care
About the designer: "My name is Ashlynn. I am 14 years old. I’ve been in foster care since 2014. I have 11 siblings. I love arts and crafts. My favorite show is Sister Sister. I love spending time with my siblings. My artwork represents my feelings about how my time has been in foster care. My time has been a mix of emotions between good and bad. I’ve had many wonderful memories with my family."
Ashlynn is searching for her forever family. Could yours be a match? You can learn more about Ashlynn by visiting her profile.
Fostering Creativity is a public awareness campaign that seeks to empower those who have experienced foster care to share their perspective with the world. It is the voices of those who have actually experienced foster care and adoption that are the most important. Fostering Creativity aims to empower these youth to raise awareness about foster care through the power of art.
Right now, there are more than 8,000 youth in Massachusetts foster care and hundreds of them have no permanent family. Their voices are often unheard. We want to change that. We hope you will join us #SpeakUpforAdoption by supporting the creativity and unique voices of these kids.
T-shirts are a dime a dozen, but this one stands out from the pack. It’s super soft, breathable, and has just the right amount of stretch. Need we say more?
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Blank product sourced from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US