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DEAR HOPEFUL/ADOPTIVE PARENT,

I AM SO HONORED THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TALKING WITH ME.

I AM A BIRTH MOTHER, 13 YEARS POST PLACEMENT. I AM ONLY ONE VOICE BUT I HAVE OVER A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE SHARING MY JOURNEY, EDUCATING PROFESSIONALS, SPEAKING AT CONFERENCES AND WORKING WITH BIRTH MOTHERS AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS IN MANY DIFFERENT AVENUES.

I KNOW THAT THIS PROCESS CAN BE SO DIFFICULT BUT MAYBE, IF YOU ARE WILLING TO COME TO THE TABLE AND sit knee to knee with me, WE CAN COME UP WITH SOME SOLUTIONS THAT WILL WORK FOR YOUR CURRENT SITUATION.

I LOOK FORWARD TO TALKING WITH YOU!

*if you are a Birth Mother please head on over to our REGISTRY so that we can get you connected with other Birth Mothers and our support groups!!

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME FREE RESOURCES HEAD ON OVER TO OUR VIDEO LIBRARY HERE

WHAT CAN WE TALK ABOUT?

  • How to love an expectant mother after you have been chosen. Including meeting for the first time, gifts, hospital and more.

  • How to navigate an open adoption through anything that life throws at you. Including silence of a birth mother, adding additional family to the mix, visits, “unsafe” situations and more.

  • Understanding Adoptive Parent guilt, setting appropriate boundaries so you don’t cross the line and understand that the birth mother’s grief is NOT YOUR FAULT!

  • Profile book review of your letters to the expectant parent, content and overall impressions of the design and more. You can schedule our time for any profile book related questions through my exclusive partnership with KINDRED + CO

OPEN ADOPTION IS NOT ABOUT MEETING DEMANDS OR CONTRACTS. IT IS ABOUT TRULY BEING OPEN TO CHANGE, COMMUNICATION AND ACCEPTING DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE OUT OF LOVE FOR THE CHILD.


WHAT IS THE CALL BREAKDOWN?

  • 60 Minute phone call scheduled through Calendly. ( You will be able to book your time after payment has been made).

  • Brainstorming through your specific situation.

  • Create a plan of action that is customized to your unique situation.

  • Follow-up on your plan of action.


As a hopeful adoptive parent, Ashley and the team at Knee To Knee, LLC have had perhaps the single greatest impact on my understanding of my role in the triad. For even as hopeful parents, we have a role to put in the work and educate ourselves now, before we are chosen. Because of Ashley’s teaching, my husband and I were better able to love a young expectant mother who chose us earlier this year and to sit with her in some hard, sacred spaces. And when she chose to parent, we were able to see her not with bitterness, but to understand that her baby was always hers to choose to parent. That young woman and I are now dear friends and I am her baby’s godmother. We have a relationship that I could never have imagined and attribute to everything I have learned from Ashley. If you are an adoptive or hopeful adoptive parent, it is never too late to start learning from Knee To Knee, LLC. Take the Back to Basics course, follow Ashley on Instagram, and absorb everything you can learn from their team and the other adoption education accounts they recommend. I can promise you will not regret it.
— Stephanie, Hopeful Adoptive Mother
 
 
Finding Ashley and Knee To Knee, LLC has been one of the best growth experiences for my husband and I as adoptive parents. Navigating open adoption is complicated and adoptive parents aren’t taught how to pull their weight in the adoption triad. We didn’t know all we didn’t know but because of Ashley, we are learning fast. Her perspective as a birth mother was invaluable as she talked with us over specifics of our open adoption. We are committed to showing up for our birth mom and Ashley helped show us how to do that in the best way. We are so thankful for the amazing encouragement and resource Ashley has been to us so we can do adoption well.
— Becca, Adoptive Mother
Ashley Mitchell has added abundantly to our family story and there are not enough ways we can express our gratitude. We did not connect with Ashley until after placement and we were drawn to her authentic education. She has created heart waves that moved into larger conversation for our family as we continue to love “grief and love in the same breath”, that is adoption. Honored that our paths have crossed and for all the ways her education, support and powerful voice will continue to make history. Thank you for showing up, Ashley.
— Adoptive Mother- Instagram