"Nine years in the foster care system could ruin a kid. But Ashley not only survived, she's thrived."-Teen People

For the more than half a million children in foster care, and the 118,000 children waiting to be adopted. May they find as much love, happiness, and success as I have. I also want to thank the GOOD foster and adoptive parents for opening their hearts and homes to children. And without dedicated CASA's, Guardian ad Litem, and other child welfare workers, so many more of us would fall through the cracks.

Ashley is currently speaking at events around the country, telling her story and advocating on behalf of America's foster children. Be sure to check her appearance calendar to see where you can find her.