Tag: Carrie Goldman

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Hasbro Finally Creates Version of Star Wars Monopoly that INCLUDES Rey: Here Is How You Can Get It

Hasbro Finally Creates Version of Star Wars Monopoly that INCLUDES Rey: Here Is How You Can Get It
Calling all REY fans: Hasbro has finally created a special link to buy a version of Star Wars monopoly that INCLUDES REY in the four game tokens that come with the game! In response to the pressure to actually include Rey (not just offer her as an a la carte special-order piece), there is a... Read more »
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#WheresRey? Hasbro now cites “insufficient interest” in U.S. to offer Rey token in Monopoly Game.

Eighteen months ago, my then-8-year-old daughter, Annie Rose, wrote a letter to Hasbro expressing her dismay over the fact that the most recent version of Star Wars Monopoly only featured male characters, including two from The Force Awakens: Kylo Renn and Finn. 8 yr old asks, How could you leave out Rey in SW Monopoly?... Read more »

Why 'Jazzy's Quest: What Matters Most' is a Must-Have Children's Adoption Book

Why 'Jazzy's Quest: What Matters Most' is a Must-Have Children's Adoption Book
What matters most to you? This is a question we are all asking, a question that can be hard to answer when there aren’t black or white outcomes. What matters most is what ten-year-old adoptee Jazzy Armstrong needs to figure out when faced with some tough decisions in her own life. Is what matters most being... Read more »

An Open Letter To Our Nation's Children

Dear Children of America, Last night’s election did not go as expected, and I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are many strong responses to Donald Trump’s win and Hillary Clinton’s loss. Some of you have parents and grandparents who are crying in sadness about the outcome, and some of you have parents and grandparents who... Read more »
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NBC Olympic Commentator Tweets That Parents of Simone Biles Are NOT Her Parents Because She's Adopted

By now, everyone is talking about the powerful, incredible Simone Biles, the top contender for the all-around gold medal in gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. One person who is doing the talking, however, refuses to acknowledge that Simone’s parents are, in fact, her parents. His words undermine the very meaning of adoption.... Read more »