"Open your heart to adoption and give children & teens a future."
- Angel, a youth previously in foster care
About the designer: "I am 14 years old. I was adopted at a young age. I do buddying for kids in foster care at the MARE events. Adoption was the best thing that ever happened to me. I was honored when I was told that they wanted me to do this project. This project means a lot to me because I was able to get a second chance at a future. My design has a globe with every single flag in the world to represent every kid/teen in the world. Then it has hands behind it of different skin tones to represent different kids/teens' skin colors. It doesn’t matter if you and your child have different skin tones, what matters is that they are yours to love."
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