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.

Read Carrie's latest article in the New York Times!

Check out a sampling of Carrie’s published articles! Topics range from adoptive parenting to bullying prevention, with a special focus on conflict resolution, managing grief, raising kids with emotional intelligence, and digital citizenship.
Adoption Network: Our Unexpected Family

Adoption Network: Our Unexpected Family

Note from Carrie: This is my family's unique story. When the shock of all that transpired had passed, my husband and I chose life. We were a home that needed a baby. It was time to find a baby that needed a home. Fragile, hopeful, we started...

Brain, Child Magazine: I Had a Boy

Brain, Child Magazine: I Had a Boy

Note from Carrie: My new piece for Brain, Child Magazine: "As we walked through the store, I thought about how simple and freeing my daughter’s answer was. In one sentence, she managed to dispose of the question that always stumps me. It felt good not to...