Are you an adoptee/adopted person or foster alum? Have you felt silenced in your family and/or in the adoption and foster discourse? This reception aims to be a safer space, recognizing that while we have shared experiences, the adoption and foster journeys are unique and very individual. Come meet others who would like to shift the narrative and flip the script on a system that has failed far too many. We'll discuss how writing has empowered us to share our truth and navigate the complex emotions of institutions that have historically portrayed only a positive point of view, contributing to the silencing of our voices.