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About Ashley


Born in 1985 to a single teen mother, by the age of 3 she was in Florida's foster care system where she spent almost ten years being shuttled between 14 homes-some quite abusive-before being adopted from the Children's Home in Tampa... 

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Book Ashley to Speak!

Ashley is currently speaking at events around the country, telling her story and advocating on behalf of America's foster children. 

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Three Little Words:

A Memoir

An inspiring true story of the tumultuous nine years Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent in the foster care system, and how she triumphed over painful memories and real-life horrors to ultimately find her own voice.

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Ashley Rhodes-Courter is triumphant in her quest to overcome insurmountable odds. I celebrate her courage to seek out the best in humanity in spite of its failings.

- Victoria Rowell, New York Times bestselling author

Nine years in the foster care system could ruin a kid. But [Ashley] not only survived, she's thrived.

-Teen People


Even nearly 7 months pregnant, Ashley hits the road to advocate for child welfare issues and the need for community involvement.
© 2013 Ashley Rhodes-Courter