Ashlene Williams and Family

Ashlene Williams, what coworkers say about her

Ashlene Williams is our Senior Adoption Coordinator, as well as Manager of our Social Media Team.  We got to witness the miracle of Ashlene becoming a mom when she and her husband adopted through us.  To meet Ashlene is to love her. After getting to know her, it became obvious that she is talented beyond measure. She is such an asset to our team and her roles continue to expand as she is so service oriented and has a heart of gold.  Ashlene has an incredible sense of humor and a special way of balancing the reality of adoption with the hope that it takes to get you there.

Ashlene lives in North Carolina with her handsome husband, Chad, and their  two adorable children, Zakai and Chalynn.  They maintain a loving and open adoption relationship with both of their beautiful birth moms.

Here is the “Why?” Behind Ashlene’s calling to work in Adoption

“Since I was 7 years old I told my mom I was going to adopt.  So it’s always been in my heart. When we were blessed with our son through Adoption, I felt a tiny tug to be a bigger part of the Adoption world but wasn’t sure what that looked like for me. My husband and I  experienced so much love and support, as did our son’s Birth Mom, from The Adoption Center of Hope Staff.  I knew I wanted to do something. Standing in the hospital with Michelle she said four words to me, “You should do this.”  I initially thought she was crazy, but after a few months of talking to her, I realized that this was my calling! Since January of 2010 I have been blessed to answer my calling over and over again. ”



Ashlene Shares

If you had a Superpower, what would it be?
Flying definitely Flying! Because flying!

What is your favorite verse and/or quote?
“Life is what happens to you while your busy making other plans.” John Lennon
Let your Hope make you glad. Be patient in times of trouble & never stop praying.
Romans 12:12

What are your hobbies or interests?
Playing with my kids, reading, yoga and I am so excited to take up knitting this year!!!

Do you have a hidden talent most people don’t know about?
I was an competitive horseback rider for several years in many events from jumping to barrel racing!

What one accomplishment are you most proud of?
Getting my massage license. My mothers one wish for me was to have letters after my name before I had Mrs. before my name and I did it! I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2005.

What do you do to relax?
Get a massage, read, take a nap on a hammock, yoga & coloring in an adult coloring book.

What pets do you have?
Two American Hairless Terriers (yes I said hairless) they are a fun breed and definitely cause people to stare and ask funny questions. They are super sweet Tunc is 14 years old and Rummy is 11.

Interesting fact about your life.
I am a mom blessed twice by adoption with our son being born in 2009 and our daughter in 2013. I am a mom and my dreams came true because of Adoption Center of Hope.

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