Ashley's brother Tommy, was an infant when he died right in front of her. This affected her mother for a while, but Ashley didn't realize he was deceased until she grew to be a young toddler.
MR. HINES ORPHANAGE HOME
I'm sorry ma'am, he's gone.
Ashley's new brother, Luke is born months after the death of Tommy. Ashley's is excited about the new baby and constantly plays with him.
Ashley's mother is taken away by the police. Even though she isn't going to jail, she is still being separated from her children. This allowed Ashley to realize that her life isn't going to be perfect.
Ma'am you're under arrest.
After Ashley's mom got arrested, she was taken to Mr. Hines's orphanage home. She would constantly ask Mr. Hines about her mom and her old home.
Where's my mom?
Ashley was moved from Mr. Hines home, to the home of Julio and Rosa Ortiz. In this home, her behavior started to become more inappropriate, which caused her to get into a lot of trouble with the owners constantly.
Clean up your room or you'll be in big trouble!
That wasn't me!
Ashley began preschool after staying at home for years. At 5 years old, she wasn't the smartest but loved school more than anyone did in her class.