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Sunshine, You Re My Baby And I M Your Only Mother You Must Mind The One Taking Care Of You, But She S Not Your Mama Ashley Rhodes Courter Spent Nine Years Of Her Life In Fourteen Different Foster Homes, Living By Those Words As Her Mother Spirals Out Of Control, Ashley Is Left Clinging To An Unpredictable, Dissolving Relationship, All The While Getting Pulled Deeper And Deeper Into The Foster Care System Painful Memories Of Being Taken Away From Her Home Quickly Become Consumed By Real Life Horrors, Where Ashley Is Juggled Between Caseworkers, Shuffled From School To School, And Forced To Endure Manipulative,humiliating Treatment From A Very Abusive Foster Family In This Inspiring, Unforgettable Memoir, Ashley Finds The Courage To Succeed And In Doing So, Discovers The Power Of Her Own Voice This book is a MUST READ for anyone who is a foster parent, adoptive parent, or if you just care about and want to get a little understanding of the child welfare system I literally read this book straight through and could not put it down As a foster and adoptive parent myself, I ve heard the trauma and abuse that children go through that gets them removed or even situations in bad foster homes Ashley writes this book in a way that shares her story and allows you to enter into what her world was like and the trauma she experienced as a foster child and how that effected her thoughts and decisions in life She overcame insurmountable odds in miraculous way and not only stood up for herself but also would not give up standing up for other children and bringing justice to some very bad people The way she describes the trauma makes you want to jump through the pages and rescue her and all the kids that were effected There are not enough people in this world fighting for the the children who have no voice in this world and Ashley is certainly a hero in my book Once you finish this book definitely read her followup to this one, Three More Words. beautiful I m a foster mom and I see all these things that the kids go through in the system It makes you open your eyes to what they have to go through I struggle a lot with seeing if I am doing enough for my kids but after reading Ashley book I know I am doing enough I love how she takes the bad rep out of adopting a teenager I used to work at children home society as a supervisor with 10 teens and I meant over 300 kids Even the ones who were labeled troubled still had a huge heart and just needed someone to care about them If you have a home and a big heart look into foster care after my years of doing it all the kids need is a safe and loving family even if they are only with you a short time they will remember you. Arrived on time and as described A