This is Nini D. my husband Eduardo and I are the creators of Soaring Hearts. We created this store because we wanted to do something different. We brainstormed a bunch of ideas from a food truck to a taqueria, then one day it just appeared to me. I went to Eduardo and said "Baby, I want to start a t-shirt company. I want it to bring awareness to adoption since I want to adopt but we are not ready for kids yet, and I want to donate some of the money that we earn to the adoption agency I was adopted from. What do you think?" He looked at me with a thoughtful grin and said "Actually, I really like it, I think you are very passionate about it already and this is the first time I've seen you so passionate and working so hard. We can do it." There it began, the niche that had been calling to me this whole time. I myself was in the foster care system when I was five years old. I was adopted at the age of nine with two of my sisters. I had three brothers and a sister that I got separated from for years (that's seven kids total, just to be clear). The kids in school looked at me different for being adopted; they said things like "your real parents" or "your fake parents," and "you mean your adoptive mom and dad?" when telling stories about my family. It took me a while to realize that we were all just confused and ignorant about the situation and it was nothing to be ashamed about. Even I said things like "you're not my real parents anyway" until I realized family isn't just blood. These things are the reasons I decided to make this shirt company and put the words that I do on them, because they're real and being real is the best way to bring awareness and embrace the emotions the journey of adoption gives us. Throughout my journey I struggled to find my place in the world, to feel completeness in myself and feel like I had a proper family. Through those feelings I came up with my personal motto to "Always Let Your Heart SOAR!" These words, with the flying broken heart, made me feel like I could conquer anything I needed to if I just believed in myself. I share them with you as our store's motto and logo because I think they go hand in hand; if you are feeling broken, alone, or incomplete, but you remember to "Always Let Your Heart SOAR!" those feelings will only last as long as you don't have faith, hope and love within yourself. My family is not what you would call your "average" family but thanks to adoption agency's like Judson Center, I have a family to call my own. Thanks to the adoption process and remembering to always let my heart soar I live the beautiful life I have today.
Please help us make incomplete families whole again. With your help we are donating a portion of our proceeds to the adoption agency, Judson Center MI, USA, that took care of my family's case. As the business grows the donations and amount of agencies we can help will too. Thank you to everyone that has bought a shirt and is now helping complete families around the world by bringing awareness.
Nini and Eduardo