The MTV show Teen Mom was created in an attempt to show teen girls just how hard raising a baby can be. In some instances, a young couple may decide to give their baby up for adoption, but that doesn't mean the attachment goes with it. In order to help show girls this, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra were selected to stay with the show after their 16 & Pregnant episode.
Of course, adoption is not always cut and dry as there are different types. A closed adoption allows for complete confidentiality while an open adoption allows for a relationship between the birth parents, the adoptive parents, and the child. There are also semi-closed and semi-open options, each which allow for varying degrees of confidentiality and relationships. That may seem confusing, especially when a young couple is making the choice, but in the end, Catelynn and Tyler went with an open adoption.
Because of this, they are allowed to visit with their daughter, Carly, and they do so about twice a year. Although the adoption is open and they are allowed to see their daughter, out of respect for the adoptive parents, they don't share pictures of Carly with fans.
Catelynn broke the news to her fans who have been asking by saying, "Hey guys I can't post pics of Carly b/c B&T ask me not to. Have to respect them :( but wish I could.."
Despite that, Catelynn and Tyler spent Valentine's Day with Carly and she updated fans, letting them know that she is doing well. Overall, adoption seems to have been a good choice for the Teen Mom couple, but it obviously wasn't an easy one. While it isn't the right choice for everyone, hopefully by sharing their story, Catelynn and Tyler can help other young parents who are in the same situation.
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