Posts Tagged ‘MTV’s Teen Mom’
Hello Friends! Sorry for the long delay between my last post and this one, honestly I have been swamped at “my day job” and I haven’t really had a ton of adoption news to share, but I have a little…
A couple of weeks ago the Pastor from my old church called me. He works in many community outreach programs and in the course of, well, reaching out – he met a young woman going through an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption. He asked me for some information, contacts, etc. We talked for quite a while and I told him that if she needed to talk she was welcome to call me. I had dinner with my Mom that night and she asked if I was considering adopting the young woman’s baby and I told her no, though later I thought it would certainly make an interesting next chapter if, when I decide to start my family, I get to experience another facet of the adoption experience and I become an adoptive parent.
I also got a new packet of pictures of Michael and from Beth and John, a letter that said that they are putting in a package to adopt again! I called the attorney immediately and offered to write them a letter for their package. I am so excited to see their family grow – they are such amazing people and Michael is an excellent big brother.
Like many of you – I’ve been watching the latest season of Teen Mom, of course mostly for Tyler and Catelynn. I cannot tell you how much I laughed and cried when they got to see Carly – what a beautiful little girl! I’ve seen it twice and every time something different strikes me, but I was really impressed at the way Catelynn and Tyler acknowledge that Brandon and Theresa are Carly’s parents. I really hope that the relationship that all the parents share will help Carly grow into a happy adjusted young lady, who is comfortable and confident that she has been loved by so many people. (I am also eager to see the reunion as it looks like Dr.Drew lays the law down to Catelynn’s mom, which makes me like him even more!)
Other than that, it’s Fall in South Alabama and we’re getting ready for Halloween and the whirlwind that it starts that takes us straight through to the holidays and then into a new year. I cannot wait to see what’s in store for me!
I promise that I did NOT start this blog to be a shrine to Catelynn and Tyler, but I couldn’t resist sharing this link that I came across this morning. it might be my last Catelynn and Tyler post but I’m not going to promise that! LOL! What I love about their story most is that it is a positive portrayal of adoption – it rang true with me from beginning to end. The connection that they talked about sharing with their adoptive parents, the determination to do what is best for their daughter – even when their own parents were against them. I just can’t help myself – I loved their story.
As I mentioned earlier, I am a huge fan of Catelynn and Tyler from MTV’s documentary series 16 and Pregnant. Well MTV is starting a new series this Tuesday, December 8th at 10pm et/pt called Teen Mom following four of the stories – one of them is Catelynn and Tyler.
The series is being done documentary style as opposed to the Real World social experiment which abandoned its humble roots and has taken a turn for the salacious. Some of the moments that they show in the sneak peek are cringe worthy, but some of the situations these teen mothers and their babies are heart breaking.
I’m hoping to see more from Catelynn and Tyler, and hoping that their adoption experience will continue to be worth watching.