Fans have watched Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra struggle with their decision to give their daughter up for adoption since they were first chronicled on 16 & Pregnant. The couple have come a long way since then, but there are still a lot of emotions that come with choosing adoption.
Even though viewers know the basic story regarding Carly’s adoption, the little girl was rarely seen on Teen Mom and, when she was, it was only through still photographs. Because of this, a lot of people assume that her adoptive parents, Brandon and Teresa, were not comfortable with the show. In a new interview with Bethany Lifelines magazine, the couple finally speak out about their feelings on the show and about Catelynn and Tyler themselves!
The Ashley’s Reality Roundup was the first to report the story which quotes Brandon as saying, “In retrospect, we are glad that they were part of the show. We are thankful that it has really given Catelynn and Tyler great purposes in life.”
It is great that the two see what influences Catelynn and Tyler have become for other young teens considering adoption. Not only have many viewers credited Cate and Ty with helping them make the decision, but the couple now travel across the country, speaking about adoption. It really helps for teens to hear from young adults who have been through the situation and there is no doubt the two have helped countless teens.
Teresa also spoke out about watching Catelynn and Tyler on Teen Mom and said, “It has been very hard that our adoption has been very public. We watch what our birthparents are going through on TV. It’s something I would expect birthparents to go through while dealing with their grief and loss but it’s still hard to see and process it.”
Not only have Brandon and Teresa watched Catelynn and Tyler on television, but they have also had to see them make tabloid covers, something that has to be painful. Most of the time, the tabloid rumors are false and aim to damage the reality stars’ image. What does help, though, is the fact that Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have a close relationship with the Brandon and Teresa so that they can always let them know what is true and what is false.
You can see an updated photo of Carly here.
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