Tag: Carrie Goldman

Practicing Gratitude Amidst a Hard Fall

Practicing Gratitude Amidst a Hard Fall
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.  Practicing Gratitude Amidst a Hard Fall By Carrie Goldman It is the second week of November. I glance outside. In the backyard, my children and their... Read more »

Call for Submissions for 9th Annual Portrait of an Adoption Series

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 running the ninth annual special series called 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days. The series is designed to give a voice to many different people with widely varying perspectives on... Read more »

Jazzy's Quest Book 3: The BEST Adoption Fiction for Your Tweens and Teens!

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 3rd and is available for purchase now! Jazzy is a creative, ten-year-old Star Wars fan who also happens to be a transracial adoptee in an open adoption. The first book in... Read more »
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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 Goldman Love. Such a simple word that encompasses so many possible meanings. I feel love for people in similar and different ways. Love for... Read more »

ADHD Parenting: A 15-Minute Snippet

Child walks in the door from school. “Hey, Mom! Friend came home with me to hang out, ok?” Mom: “Sure, fine. Hello, Friend! Today’s playdate will be a short get-together, Child, because we have to leave by 4:35 to get you to Tae Kwon Do and your sister to swim and pick your other sister... Read more »

The Power of Narrative: Making Sense of Your Adoption Story - March 15th

Learn how your (or your child’s) origin story is different from a birth history. Often, our origin stories take place over many years as we learn to grow comfortable in our own skin and identify our place in the world. Project Esther: The Chicago Jewish Adoption Network of Jewish Child & Family Services is pleased to... Read more »
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Stand With Keaton Jones AND Teach The Bullies How To Repair the Damage

I choked up when I watched the heartbreaking viral video of young Keaton Jones crying as he described how the other kids at his middle school have been bullying him. How could you not be touched by his open, honest expression of pain? The subsequent outpouring of support for Keaton is remarkable. It gives me... Read more »

Celebrate Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2017

Celebrate Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2017
Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day is coming, and it is happening on the same day as the release of The Last Jedi! On December 15, 2017, we invite you to celebrate the 8th annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day. The celebration will last through the weekend, so you have more than one chance to show... Read more »

Rising From Loss: I Am Unwanted and Wanted

Rising From Loss: I Am Unwanted and Wanted
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 Reshma McClintock Unnamed, unwanted, and likely never seen by the woman whose body housed me for roughly seven months, I was abandoned at birth in... Read more »
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October 17th: JCC Chicago Presentation on Bullying, Social Conflict, and Transgender Inclusion

Are you dealing with bullying? Is your child constantly embroiled in social conflict, and you aren’t sure whether or not to get involved? Sometimes it can be hard to tell when to intervene and when to hang back. It is even harder to navigate bullying and social conflict when you or your children are different... Read more »