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Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter (2008)
A moving and eye-opening story of resilience! This memoir recounts the author’s horrific experiences during her nine years in the foster care system. As a foster parent myself, I know firsthand the injustices and often appalling condition of the system.

I found this book engrossing, yet quite disturbing in many ways, especially her stories of abuse and neglect at the hands of foster families. I personally know many devoted and compassionate foster parents, and cannot imagine anyone becoming a foster parent with malevolent intentions. While this book may not be of interest to everybody, I think it’s a must read for anyone involved with children in foster care: foster parents, birth parents, social workers, therapists, teachers, judges, etc. Although this book is filled with many disturbing and tragic scenes, it is also filled with hope and love. That is what kept me reading it.

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