Every year, in honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Carrie hosts a special 30-day guest series on her blog, Portrait of an Adoption. The series began running in 2010 and is known internationally. Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, the series features guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences. Adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parent and foster parents are all encouraged to submit their stories. The submission guidelines are: a personal essay between 1,000 – 3,000 words about your own adoption experience, a 2-3 sentence bio, and an optional photo.