Not many survive the child foster system emotionally intact, let alone become best-selling authors by the age of twenty-two. However, Ashley Rhodes-Courter did. She has a story worth telling and one that will certainly grace your next conference or corporate event. Her story of perseverance inspires and motivates.
Rhodes-Courter’s first book, Three Little Words, begins with “I have had more than a dozen so-called mothers in my. life. Lorraine Rhodes gave birth to me. Gay Courter adopted me. Then there are the fillers. Some were kind, a few were quirky and one, Marjorie Moss, was as wicked as a fairy-tale witch.” What unfolds is the unique experience of a little girl with a will.
Her companion book, Three More Words, continues Rhodes-Courter’s story. It isn’t all happily ever after adoption. She takes us through her college years and beyond sharing intimate, relatable moments.
Instead of seeing herself as a victim, Rhodes-Courter has taken her experience growing up in the foster system and proclaims herself a dreamer, philanthropist, and child welfare advocate. After double majoring in Communications and Theater as well as double minoring in Political Science and Psychology, she earned a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. From there she went on to found the not -for-profit organization, Foundation for Sustainable Families. Additionally, she is a wife and mother to two biological children, one adoptive child and foster mom to more than twenty other children.
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