Writing

Carrie is the award-winning blogger behind Portrait of an Adoption and a regular writer for a variety of publications around the world.

In addition to being a regular contributor to US News & World Report, Carrie is a freelance journalist whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Brain, Child Magazine, Adoption.net, Psychology Today and more. She also writes her own blog called Portrait of an Adoption, which has followers in over 45 countries and is hosted by ChicagoNow, the online blogging community of the Chicago Tribune.

Portrait of an Adoption

  • Call for Submissions for 9th Annual Portrait of an Adoption Series
    Welcome to Portrait of an Adoption! I am so happy you are here! In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, I will be… Read more »
  • Bearing Witness as a Jew and Adoptive Mom to Children Detained in Camps
    My fifteen-year-old daughter is living in Mexico this summer as part of a study abroad program run by a global organization called CIEE. Our teenager… Read more »
  • Jazzy's Quest Book 3: The BEST Adoption Fiction for Your Tweens and Teens!
    We are so excited to announce that the third book in our fictional children's series - Jazzy’s Quest: Camp To Belong – officially launches on Monday, June… Read more »
  • Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars 2018
    Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day is coming! On December 14, 2018, we invite you to celebrate the 9th annual Wear Star Wars Share Star… Read more »
  • You Have a Piece of My Heart and I Have a Piece of Yours
    Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying… Read more »
  • A Week With An Eight-Year-Old
    Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying… Read more »
  • The Complicated Calibration of Love, Especially in Adoption
    Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying… Read more »
  • Five Siblings Found
    Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying… Read more »
  • Does She Know?
    Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying… Read more »
  • Nearly Home
    Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying… Read more »

Published Elsewhere

You Have a Piece of My Heart and I Have a Piece of Yours

You Have a Piece of My Heart and I Have a Piece of Yours

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives.  By Dayna Farr My birth mom loved me so much she sacrificed her own...

A Week With An Eight-Year-Old

A Week With An Eight-Year-Old

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives. By Josie Mae Rigney“What the flip?”“Say bubble nuggets!”“I have four...

The Complicated Calibration of Love, Especially in Adoption

The Complicated Calibration of Love, Especially in Adoption

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives. By Carrie GoldmanLove. Such a simple word that encompasses so many...

Five Siblings Found

Welcome to 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days, hosted by Portrait of an Adoption. This series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying adoption experiences and perspectives. By Elizabeth BlakeHere we are, decades after we were taken from our...