My Big Brother - by Emmanuel

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"Out of the shadow and into the light."

- Emmanuel, a youth previously in foster care

About the designer: Emmanuel is 9 years old and in 3rd grade. He was in the system as a baby. He moved in with bud when he was 4 years old, and finalized adoption at 6. He has 4 other biological siblings, the oldest of which has also been adopted by his forever family. He loves playing outside and making friends. He is of Portuguese descent. He wears leg braces to assist with his Cerebral Palsy, but that doesn’t stop him from running around and riding his bike!

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


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