Catelynn and Tyler talk about wanting to know Brandon and Theresa's last name.
Catelynn and Tyler: I originally wanted to leave a comment just saying it is totally normal for you to want to know Carly's last name - ESPECIALLY since it is an open adoption. Of course you had that expectation; if you didn't want to be a part of her life, then you would have not gone with an open adoption.
That being said, I read some of the other comments on this page, and if you read these, please know that these people trying to make you feel bad for your decision have NO IDEA what your life is like and they have NO PLACE trying to judge you. I am pregnant for my first child now, and I understand that fierce desire to do only what is best for him/her, no matter what that might be. If adoption was the best in your situation (which it certainly seems like it was), then you are filling that role of protector of your baby, just like you should.
While I think you and Tyler could have been great parents just based on how loving you are and how great your relationship seems, it takes a LOT more than two people who love a baby to make it work. I cried when Tyler's father said all you need is love to raise a baby, and I was so proud of Tyler for knowing that is not the case and being able to say it to his father. People who have money, support, and stability are not always going to be able to understand your decision. But try not to feel guilty about it!! :)
Your maturity really astounds me.
Catelynn and Tyler: I understand how you want to know Carly's last name.You should know.You are her parents.If you decide to mail her a gift,then you will have to have a last name on the package. it doesn't have be on the show.Just letting us know that you know their last name is enough.
I think the both of you did the right thing giving her up for adoption, she will have a better life. The last name thing, you both need to leave that alone. If her last name was to get out on t.v. anything could happen. The adoptive parents are just looking out for your baby girls best interests. Come on now, Watch the news little girls are getting killed everyday. Thank God that they still send you photo's and keep in touch. I wouldn't push it, they don't by law have to send you anything!
Catelynn I am also a young mother I have my 1st child when I was 15. I would have told u 2 never go through with the adoption. I can tell its eating at the 2 of u. I would try and get my child back honestly I have a friend who did and won her child back. If u feel you want her then get her back! If u feel that is what u don’t want to do but still want 2 be apart of this childs life. U did an open adoption so make sure u are able to stay apart of the baby’s life! I think the fact u and ur man stood together is great after everything you have been through. Its not easy being a teen mother but then also havin to give the child up for adoption. I dropped out of school when I had mine and I have nothing but negativity from everyone. My mom stood by my side the baby’s day was over 18 and did not help me. He is in her life now I have graduated not only high school but college. I have 3 kids and a house and a great man now. Tyler seems to be good so u 2 need 2 just move on n don’t pay attention to the negative all you can do is brush all them haters off. I did and I can tell you I am doing better than most!! Good luck and I really hope you and Tyler stay together and you stay apart of your babay girls life!! And I would have got a tattoo as well no matter she is still your daughter so who ever said you should have not got that tattoo F them!! People don’t know your situation nor what you feel but people only know how to stereo type and talk **** but don’t care about what’s really going on. I wish y’all the best!!
tyler and catelynn are stupid for getting tattoos for carly when there not even mom and dad all they are biological parent i think that teresa and brandon should make it a close adoption cause its only going to get confusing when they do get to see Carly and they call themselves mom and dad. they need to stop crying for themselves they made the decision and they need stand by it.NO mom would ever give up there kid for adoption. They shouldn't even be on the show and no one should even feel bad for them they did it to themselves. They need to stop feeling pity for themselves and move on if they do feel that way they should have kept the kid
i dont mean to be mean or anything but you gave Carly up for adoption! dont go and stalk her the rest of her life. if she wants to get to know you when she gets older then thats fine but you have to let Brandon and Teresa get used to being parents and give them time to be a family. they probably dont like the fact that you want to see her so fast.
Catelynn and Tyler, yalls tattoos are pretty(: You guys are really brave.
CATELYNN and tyler are taking **** way too far and its weird.
Catelynn and Tyler, both of you were so brave to give carly up for adoption you guys had to do what was right for you guys and her, i like your guys tattoos i wanna get one of my sons name, i'm scared, i guess if i can do labor i can do that
Catelynn and Tyler, you two were so brave and mature for what you did for Carly. She's beautiful, btw. You knew that she needed more than what could be provided, and you did an amazing thing by having the courage to give her what she needs, even if that meant her not being with you. You are an adorable couple and are so good to eachother :) I hope you find out the last name and I hope you get to see Carly soon. Keep strong and know that you have a lot of support behind you and you made the right decision..
Farra, I was watching the episode last night and I have to say, I feel very sorry for Sofia. Instead of worrying about spending time with your child you would rather spend time, dating, looking for a partner, driving 2 hrs. to break up with someone, etc. Come on, you did the crime now do the time. Quit handing over your responsibility as a parent to your mother and grandmother. You need to really think about what is more important now and that is Sofia, not some random guys you meet. Stop telling people that you miss your baby and want to be with your baby because it's clear that you don't. GROW UP,
Maci, I could only imagine what your going through young and with a baby. I could so relate to that I got pregnant when I was only 14. I had her when I was 15. It was really hard for me and my boyfriend and so hard on my family too. We’ve had our ups and downs just like you and Ryan. We tried our best for the baby because she’s our one and only priority. I can say that so far we’ve been getting better, thinking about the baby first and deciding what’s best for her. We did have times that we just thought things were never going to work out…but we made it work for her. I’m not saying what Ryan is doing is right or that you should take what he’s doing to you. I have seen that you’ve talked over and over to him…but the key to a true relationship is communication…no matter how much you don’t want to listen try anything because nothing is better than a baby living with their dad…trust me I would have loved to have a dad…well best wishes…=)
Catelynn, I find you and Tyler the 2 most brave young people I have seen in a very long time. You both had your babies best interest in mind from the get go. It was so hard for you to do what you did. I cried my eyes out. As for your stepfather, he doesn't have a clue. His own children resent him.He sounds so immature and illiterate it isn't funny.I would not want my child raised anywhere near him, let alone the same house. He appears to have a drug or alcohol problem. I had a baby at 17 and when my parents saw how terrible the father of my baby treated me. They even told me if I wanted to consider adoption that they would be behind me.100% whatever I decided to do. I kept my baby but I had a lot of support. Your stepfather does not appear to give anyone support. He seems to do a lot of criticizing and is nothing more than a hypocrite.He certainly wasn't there for his children if he was in jail/prison. Your Mom just seems to allow him to do and say what he wants. She needs to get a backbone.I hope you get to see Carly soon. I think the tattoos are wonderful. Hang in there.
Maci, I had a baby when I was 17.His father was 21. His father was pretty much like your sons.Always out partying having a good time.While, I sat home and watched the baby when he was really small, then paid a girlfriend when he was a little older around 2 yrs..My parents basically supported him finacially. I tried to change him and lost 5-6 years on and off of my life doing so. Huge waste..After we broke up for the final time and I was dating my husband, who I will be married to 25 yrs this July.His father moved back to his hometown in another state.Never bothered to ever call,write or see his son. My son is now 32yrs old.My son called his paternal Grandmother one day and left her a message. He ended up getting a phone call back from his biological father. Saying how are you doing? This is your efing father. I had since married and my son has called him Dad since he was 5.If your boyfriend doesn't do 100% turn around and I mean fast. You should just move on with your life. Your baby deserves better and so do you.His real father turned into an alcoholic.He became verbally and physically abusive even while I was holding the baby.I'm so Happy I never married him.Stay strong. You have a supportive family. The right man will come along. Work hard for your dreams and leave the nightmares behind.
This comment is for Maci i really dont think that you should give Ryan a second chance just yet i think that you should make him prove to ou that he really loves you and that he does want to marry you he cant be going out all the time and leaveing you with the baby all the time that is not far to you at all you have to do what is right for your son and your self you really cany worry about any body but you and the baby he has to start acting like the father to the baby because now your the mother and the father thats how it looks and like you already said you cant make himo anythig and you cant make him spend time with your son and yes you are an excellent mother