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Teen Mom's Daughter Officially A Ward Of The State!

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It's official!

Sources close to Teen Mom star Amber Portwood have revealed that she and baby daddy Gary Shirley appeared in an Indiana court room yesterday afternoon for an emergency child placement hearing regarding their daughter, Leah, and the two-year-old has now been deemed a ward of the state!

The Department of Child Services will now be monitoring Portwood for six months, until she can once again file for custody, as well as assessing Leah's living situation will Shirley.

So unfortunate for that poor child.

Again, we hope that this terrible situation will help de-glamorize the reality show a bit for its younger viewers. These two clearly aren't emotionally mature enough to handle the responsibility of being a parent.

Thoughts??

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88 comments to “Teen Mom's Daughter Officially A Ward Of The State!”



  1. 1

    there isn't a child on this planet that can handle the responsibilities of being a parent……dumbass.

  2. Harv says – reply to this


    2

    Good, the kid will be alot better off than staying with these two losers.



  3. 3

    The sad thing is that kind of violence probably happens a lot in this world and only happened to be caught on tape due to the show. How many other innocent children are growing up to think that acting that way is okay?



  4. 4

    i hope shes being held on death row with the unforgivable charge of being and xoygen theif, waste of space! death by lethal injection. At least that will give that kid of hers a chance in hell!



  5. 5

    wow she was my favorate person on teen mom what happend?



  6. 6

    Thoughts? Leave the young mother alone. Clearly she has some serious issues going on and blasting it all over the internet will only make her feel worse/more unstable. Do you have a brain Perez? F n idiot.



  7. 7

    Re: maroonelmo
    Seriously?? where the hell have you been??
    She is a horrible mother, and abusive to Gary, how long before she started taking her anger out on that little girl with Gary being gone….and as for him, I'm not saying he deserved it by any means, but omg, what a dumb loser!



  8. 8

    I don't see why they took custody away from the father…..Children are more prone to sexual abuse, neglect and other forms of abuse when in state funded places. Such as orphanages, foster care and so on. I understand the law against the physical attack caused by the mother. But why should the child and father be punished? I don't recall any claims against the father being unfit.



  9. 9

    This is bogus.
    Courtney Love admitted to injecting heroin while pregnant, but the state of California waited about 15 years before launching a serious investigation.

    The courts discriminate against the poor, and now this young mother is paying the price. Children should be removed when there is "imminent risk" to their well-being for reasons of abuse or neglect. Yesterday's hearing came to its foregone conclusion. But you won't see an elite lawyer like Gloria Allred coming to the midwest to assist this woman.
    Cock and bull.

  10. GG78 says – reply to this


    10

    I watched the show all the time…. Not saying she should have hit him, but he treated her like shit too. He emotionally abused her. He was a mind fuck. Sometimes you can only take so much of someones BS and then you snap on their ass. As far as being a ward of the state goes, that's not necessarily a better situation for a child. Look up what happens to kids when they're in the states custody. It usually isn't a good thing.



  11. 11

    just goes to show…some people don't need to breed…I think there should be a microchip placed inside people so they can't reproduce..until they take an evaluation to show they are capable of taking care of another human life…you have to take a test to drive, why not to have children?



  12. 12

    Seriously, you keep saying the show has glamorized teen pregnancy, but if you would watch it, even, uh, one time, you would realize that it does exactly the opposite, and it bothers me that you comment without having viewed it… Why would you do that?



  13. 13

    Poor kid



  14. 14

    Re: Victoria Maher
    She is in Gary Shirley's home, but is being closely monitored. The state makes all of the decisions regarding her care.



  15. 15

    I wish you would stop saying this show glamorizes teen pregnancy! It shows the hardships these kids have to face. It shows (most of) them having rude wake up calls to reality. Amber has been the only one not to be slapped in the face with reality - until now.



  16. 16

    OMG. I feel so bad for that baby. This once again just proves that teenagers shouldn't be having sex! Seriously, if you don't wear a condom don't have sex. Besides getting knocked up all the STDs that are out there should motivate people to practice safe sex. Now this innocent baby has to suffer because she has two dumb as fuck parents. I feel bad for Amber because its OBVIOUS how much she loves her daughter but she has mental/chemical imbalance problems. I hope this works out well in the end for all of them involved.



  17. 17

    they were never good parents to begin with. They always fought in front of her. Leah deserves mature parents



  18. 18

    I don't think that was the best decision. Now she might be abused by some fucking pervert that thought being a "foster parent" was a great opportunity to get free pedophile sex. Perez, you are so ignorant!



  19. 19

    i have alot of friends who are friends with gary, and they saw him in broad ripple saturday night shitfaced as can be and furiously making out with some girl. they even got a pic with him haha. he clearly doesnt seem too worried about anything.



  20. 20

    both of them are terrible gary and amber are both losers.



  21. 21

    Re: April 20th – ACTUALLY, I know a woman who became pregnant at 17, and she has always been an excellent mother, even to my high standards. She was mature for children her age, and has always been able to handle it well. So yes, there ARE children on this planet who can handle it.



  22. 22

    I am not condoning what she did however; TO HAVE HER CHILD TAKEN AWAY? That is utterly ridiculous. She deserves a second chance just like anyone else. Looks like they are trying to make an example out of AMber!!



  23. 23

    my thoughts? The show does NOT 'glamorize' teen pregnancy! Try fucking watching it!



  24. 24

    Glamourized? Perez-you need to stop making comments on things you clearly dont know what your talking about. 16 & Pregnany and Teen Mom show the down side of having a baby so young. Nothing glamourous at all with this show. Its all about the struggles of these young families.



  25. 25

    Re: VoiciMonAmour – no, at 17 years of age you cannot provide financially for yourself, let alone a child. a serious employer paying a salary that is livable on would not hire a teenager, esp. one with a child. your friend may be a good mother in the emotional aspect but at 17 years old she could not handle all the responsibilities that come along with having a child. if she was so much more mature than others her age, she wouldn't have become pregnant before even being able to vote to begin with. nice try.



  26. 26

    DE-GLAMORIZE?!? Are you serious? Let's talk about glamorizing, Perez! You think Willow Smith is cute but you think that MTV glamorizes teen parenting? You are so delusional it's becoming difficult for me to even come to this site anymore. Let us know when you decide to join the real world.



  27. 27

    Re: caroaber – That's actually not true. Love's and Cobain's baby was taken away as an infant. After supervised visitation and following all court order's they were able to regain custody. I believe when she was about 9 months old? But don't hold me to her age…that I'm not positive on. But I am positive that they took away custody when she was an infant.



  28. 28

    i think this is the story that needs to be told on teen mom.. not the glamourization of being on tv.. the actually hardships and the real life punishment you can face for not taking your responsibility seriously.



  29. 29

    Re: mattyvoyager – thats a little harsh to say about a child.. .. you might have inner demons as well.. you want her to die because she hit her babies father? Dude.. seriously.. thats definietly extreme…



  30. 30

    Re: Victoria Maher – they took custody away from him.. because he is an unfit parent as well. He cannot hold down a job.. and does not have the means to provide for his child also.. watch the show.. Gary is not innocent in any of this.. throughout teen mom and 16 and pregnant.. he has been a low life scum bag.. She started out as such a sweet girl with ambition and drive.. trying to go to school and work.. while loser gary just dissed her constantly to play video games and booze with his friends…!



  31. 31

    Leah won't be put into an orphanage or with foster parents, at least not at this point. She'll still remain in Gary's home. I detest Amber and think she's the epitomy of trash, but for her daughter's sake I hope she gets her act together. As for Gary he's the better of the two but still has a long way to go.



  32. 32

    That poor child, such an adorable, well behaved baby that these two douchbags do not deserve. However, I feel awful that she was ripped away from her home. I wish they would've placed her with Gary's mom. Sad.



  33. 33

    If it is on TV, no matter what it is showing, it is being glamorized. They are paid! Now they are being splashed all over magazines week after week. And I have watched the show, both of them.



  34. 34

    Re: April 20th – I became pregnant when i was 17 (and had my baby at 18) because my boyfriend and myself were unsafe, and it was our fault and we both knew it. We both worked for the government in stay in school programs that paid us well over $14 an hour to work 32 hours a week and go to school. We both worked and provded for our child on our own, living in a decent apartment owning 2 cars, and never falling behind on our bills. I realize we are lucky, however it is very ignorant to say that absolutly no teenager is capable of fully caring for their child. We were both very mature for our ages, and messed up and got pregnant; people make stupid mistakes and good amture people take the best out of the situation and do what is best within it. Nobody but us has paid for anything for our child that was not a gift, and nobody else has paid our bills. We are able to work in our stay in school jobs until we have a masters, though it wont take that long because my boyfriend can work right out of college being an engineer while i am still in school. There are people that do it and make it work and believe it or not are more fit then some 30 year old parents. So i think all the teen moms that do their best to provide everything for their child and do would appriciate you not sterotyping every case of teen pregnancy.



  35. 35

    i agree that mtv has somewhat glamorized the epedimic known as teen pregnancy. if you watched the later shows of the second season of teen mom, maci had taken off a whole fucking summer from work and school in order to move to nashville. i'm sorry, but what regular teen mother would have that luxury? not many. none of these people are really centered in reality and there is a point to be made here. as far as amber and gary are concerned, yeah is a piece of shit just as much as she is. neither of them work to support their child probably because of the money that they make off the show. so this show pretty much tells kids that if they get knocked up that maybe they can get a tv show out of it, instead of getting a fucking job and/or education to provide for themselves and their families. gary and amber are both unbfit parents and neither one of them deserve a child. this show teaches no one about any reality of teen parenting whatsoever.



  36. 36

    I think she is a hot mess. From wat I've seen on TV anyway and read…. Gary seems like a good Dad tho. As far as Amber goes goes "If it looks like trash, dresses like trash, and talks like trash _ It's DEF TRASH…"



  37. 37

    As for Amber, I do think it is terribly unfortuante that it has gone this far, but hopefully it will help all of them realize that they need to mature and take care of that baby. They are the biggest example of people who were not at all capable of being ready to raise a child. Amber, in a sense, resents Leah because Amber cannot do the things Amber wants all the time. All she does is either let Leah wonder arounf unnatended or put her in her crib. She gets angry every time she cant do something because she has Leah and while Gary is not much better, he is the lesser of two evils. Amber deffinatly needs help and should use this time to recieve that help so she can get her baby back. Her baby needs a mother and father, not a foster family or anything like that. I reallly hope these two can get their acts together.



  38. 38

    They didnt take custody from the father… a ward of the state just means a kid who is being checked on regularly by a social worker of the state in order to determine if her living situation is suitable… which im sure they will find it is with Gary… unless He is a totally different person off screen….



  39. 39

    Hmmm. I wonder why they did not award custody to the father? Even if he couldn't get custody, At least his mother (baby Leah's grandmda who appears sometimes on the show) could've had custody. It wouldve been better for baby Leah to stay with family, but goes to show you how messed up they are.

    Hopefully teens take a look and see it not all roses and candy. It's not easy. It's not like 1,2,3, graduate, get married, get a job, etc. It's not that easy especially with the economy and declining jobs.



  40. 40

    Baby leah is in better hands with Gary and his family, especially his mom because she seems to genuinely care about her and her well-being.



  41. 41

    This will be a HUGE wake up call - they are both so selfish and immature. Teenagers should NOT be having babies. All Amber wants to do is party and drink.



  42. 42

    I'm really curious if you've ever actually watched this show? If you have you would see that this show does not glamorize being a teen age mom at all. This shows the hard truth of what it is to be a young mother. What you have to sacrifice and how mo teenager is ever ready to be a parent. For as screwed up as these girls lives are can you imagine what they might be like without the help of MTV money?



  43. 43

    So tragic! that's why there is such a thing called Abortion. Sadly, this story isnt the first among stupid teens that get pregnant and think its cool to have the baby.



  44. 44

    Re: devinjes – You are an amazing woman, and your child (and your boyfriend!) are very lucky!



  45. 45

    This is ridiculous!! but im sooo glad the state finally did something, that poor baby girl. Amber was obviously abusive towards gary, Im just pissed it took them 2 seasons to realize it! she was abusive when she was on 16 & pregnant!! and they still let her do that?? farrahs mother didnt even hit her On the show and she got in trouble.. But i dont agree with people saying teens are mature enough to take care of a child. i was a teen mother, I stepped up and took responsibility for my actions and i have a BEAUTIFUL 2 year old daughter from it.. Now married and have a 5 month old son also. i hope both amber and gary get help.. they both need it! and that little girl needs to go to someone who loves her unconditionally.



  46. 46

    This is why you shouldn't reward bad behavior. Putting some skank who got pregnant at 16 on tv is just a bad idea. Poor little girl will some day stumble upon the video of her mother beating up her father. She will probably go through years of therapy because of it. But it's people like you Perez, those who watch it and report on it, encouraging this disgusting trend to continue.



  47. 47

    It really bugs me how whenever you make posts about Teen Mom or 16 & Pregnant you use the term "de-glamorize". Have you ever watched these shows? There is absolutely nothing "glamorous" about being a teen mother and they do not make it seem any different. In every episode they say that teen pregnancy is 100% preventable and give a website for young viewers to find out more information. Please check the background of your articles before posting, otherwise a great site!



  48. 48

    Perez doesn't know how to report stories. Leah will still be living with Gary, she won't be taken away as long as he doesn't do anything wrong. Gary will still maintain custody of Leah, but he will be supervised and closely monitored.

    That said, why the heck is Amber able to keep custody with no questions (until she abuses Gary on TV), but when Gary takes custody he is monitored. I believe she is the abusive, crazy narcissist, but hey as long as your the mom you can do what you want. BS.



  49. 49

    Gary is definitely the lesser of two evils, and is in fact the one that shows more interest in Leah's well-being. I used to be such a big fan of this show, but it's getting to the point where this show is clearly a charade, and when the act is up either bow out or this shit happens. they had a good run, they each made $45,000 this season to film this show and pretend that they're just like every other teen mom. but the hard reality is that they're just not anymore. they can't go on pretending that they live paycheck to paycheck. it's more or less now expecting something from someone just because they have kids and that just isn't a good example to put out to anyone. I just think the act is up and it might be time to focus on something slightly more important. I couldn't even stand to watch a lot of the last season, because it was just sooo fake….i mean, they are all kids that just run around and whine about it…they are getting opportunities that a lot of young teen mothers like them will never have. so they got all they could out of it, now let it go. Amber just needs to get her shit together and be a mom or not, but quit fucking around and hitting people.



  50. 50

    This show may show how hard it is to be a parent at a young age, but in a way it does glamorize it. There are younger girls who look at this show and probably think that this could be a way to get on television and magazine covers. These girls are now in the public eye and that is what lots of younger people want.



  51. 51

    so so sad..



  52. 52

    and no family members even took the baby for her? So this poor child has to go to a foster home or something along those lines? that's bs and really sad.



  53. 53

    Re: NaughtyAngel – We will assume the rest of the family are all in-bred as well.



  54. 54

    How can God pack that much ugly into just one bitch?!?!



  55. 55

    I wouldn't use her face to wipe my ass!



  56. 56

    The damage is already done… They need to be thinking about Leah's future, and how they'll be able to help her work through the issues they've caused… It's sad. Maybe Dr. Drew should adopt her, since he supports that "Teen Mom" show!!



  57. 57

    Re: caroaber – Are you sniffing glue? The police arrested her due to the fact that when MTV released the tapes to law enforcement unedited the baby was present and watching serious domestic violence. That happens to be a felony in IN. If a seriously violent and out of control parent is not an imminent threat what is? Whether she has money or not isn't relevant. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is far from poor and thanks to smacking around his baby mama and her being granted a restraining order that extends to the children, he can't go near his kids. If I am not mistaken it is also a case of one parent assaulting the other with children present which resulted in the restraining order.



  58. 58

    I was just at Applebee's in Anderson, Indiana and saw Gary and Leah?



  59. 59

    FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS: I WAS A TEENAGE MOTHER AT 17 - I KNOW THE HARD REALITY OF LIFE CHOICES. I WAS VERY MATURE FOR MY AGE & WAS EMOTIONALLY STABLE - BUT NO ONE'S REALLY READY, THEY'RE JUST "ACCEPTING" OF IT! TRUE TOO THAT U CAN'T JUST RUN OUT & HAVE AN INSTANT CAREER TO BE FINANCIALLY STABLE! I LEFT MY SON'S FATHER WHEN MY SON WAS 3 MONTHS OLD CAUSE I WANTED MORE IN MY LIFE & HE WAS EMOTIONALLY BANKRUPT -ALL KINDS OF ABUSIVE MENTAL B.S. AT SOME POINT - I'M SORRY- THE MOTHER HAS TO PUT THE BABY FIRST!! WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE NEW GENERATION?! IN MY DAY I DID KNOW OTHER MOTHERS WHO PUT THE CHILD'S NEEDS AHEAD THEIR OWN. THESE KIDS ARE JUST TOO DAMN SELFISH TO HAVE CHILDREN IS WHAT IT IS! THEY ARE ALSO TOO IMMATURE TO REALIZE HOW FUCKIN SELFISH THEY ARE! IT BOTHERS ME A LOT TO THINK SOMETIMES THE KIDS COMING UP HAVE TOTALLY BEEN "DUMBED DOWN" IN REALITY-IT'S GETTING WORSE!!!! IN A WAY I'M RELIEVED TO HEAR THE CHILD IS OUT OF THEIR CARE-A CHILD SEEING ABUSE IS JUST NOT A GOOD SITUATION!!! SOMEONE NEEDS TO WALK AWAY-BUT YOU HAVE TO WANT IT FOR YOURSELF!!! THOSE TWO FUCKS WERE A TRAIN WRECK, I'M SORRY! IT ANGERS ME CAUSE I WASN'T THAT FUCKIN STUPID AND SOME OF THAT SHIT THEY SHOW IS ANNOYING TO WATCH. EVEN IF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT YOURSELF ANYMORE AND GIVE UP - A MOTHER'S INSTINCT IS TO PROTECT HER YOUNG! IF NEITHER OF THESE ELEMENTS EXIST - THE BABY IS BETTER OFF!



  60. 60

    Re: Victoria Maher – As a former felony probation officer, I can tell you I have had to be involved in many child abuse cases that my offenders comitted while on probation with me….I turned them in. I got their kids taken away…and let me tell you once you are in the system…it is almost impossible to get out! Amber is a total mess and is very defiant…she will not complete her obligations within 6 months. The most likely reason the father (Gary) did not get custody (if he did not) was that he was too emotionally involved with amber….he could not protect leah from amber. He would most likely take leah around amber if amber begged him enough…. b/c he is in love with her still and not a strong enough personality to stick up for himself. Women do it all the time with abusive men….they love their men and will let their boyfriends abuse their kids b/c they don't want to be alone etc. Get it?



  61. 61

    Re: VoiciMonAmour – You don't know what goes on behind closed doors……



  62. 62

    Those 2 r real losers. At a time Amber was tryn 2 do smthng 4 hrslf n Leah bt w/Gary ntow it ws impssble! When she asked 4 his help his attitude was horrible! It ws only a matter of time b4 she snapped!If he wldve helped her n done his part this wldn't have happen. When her car broke down where was he n how did he act 2 her when she got ahold of him? When she was stuck at her dads he walks n disrespects him n misses the point n over looks the prblm n does nthng 2 better the situation. He nvr took it serious n condimed her when she tried 2 help him c it. U can only put up w/sm1 like that 4 so long! She didn't better the situation w/violence. Gary enabled her 2 make life better at every turn.She was a bitch n the begining n he just nvr seemed 2 help ne. Its not all his fault but he is the reason she had it so hard. He is the reason her "chemical imbalance" got the better of her. Amber cldve calmed down on things. She cldve stopped actn like Gary had 2 help w/every little thng r he was a worthless piece of shit. Thngs like that made Gary "rebele" n made him not want 2 try anymre. But he dn't have the right 2 just give up! They where both at fault n failed their daughter. They both need 2 get over thmslves n realize whats at stake. Bn a parent n a couple at ne age is hard n trying…. And we all knw this. I hope the best 4 these 2 n thier daughter. All 3 of them deserve a happy healthy lives. 4 Leahs sake I hope soon it wont b w/o either parent.



  63. 63

    Those 2 r real losers. At a time Amber was tryn 2 do smthng 4 hrslf n Leah bt w/Gary ntow it ws impssble! When she asked 4 his help his attitude was horrible! It ws only a matter of time b4 she snapped!If he wldve helped her n done his part this wldn't have happen. When her car broke down where was he n how did he act 2 her? When she was stuck at her dads he walks n disrespects him n misses the point n over looks the prblm n does nthng 2 better the situation. He nvr took it serious n condimed her when she tried 2 help him c it. U can only put up w/sm1 like that 4 so long! She didn't better the situation w/violence. Its not all his fault but he is the reason her "chemical imbalance" got the better of her. Amber cldve calmed down on things. She cldve stopped actn like Gary had 2 help w/every little thng r he was a worthless piece of shit. Thngs like that made Gary "rebele" n made him not want 2 try anymre. They where both at fault n failed their daughter. I hope the best 4 these 2 n thier daughter.



  64. 64

    Re: GreenMoon – ur right on that one u sure don't…. but if u'll act that way knowing millions of ppl are watching then u can only imagin how someone is behind closed doors tho…..



  65. 65

    Re: GreenMoon – I think Amber feels as tho she was the one in the begining wanting to better the situation for them n wants credit for that and he failed her n so she is stuck in that and can't see the light now out of bitterness and hatred and also feeling like a falure because of her inability to keep it together n she can't stop blaming him n living in the past…. I think she has so much anger inside of her because she let this tare her down n shes still fighting for the justice she shouldve recieved when she was the one being the adult and now its just consumed her because of him driving her crazy she now can't be stable minded and have her daughter. Instead of moving on and getting herself together i think she wants the world to give her confirmation and for Gary to throw her an I'm so proud of u party at every turn and clean it all up afterwards if u get what i'm saying?….



  66. 66

    Re: Narcoleptic_Sleep_Around – They do but I'm not sure that will happen for awhile do to both of their enablity to stop living in the past. They both need some serious therapy befor allowed to make any decissions about thier baby i think



  67. 67

    Re: mattyvoyager – Goodness… A little harsh don't u think?! I think u should not show ur ignorence so much and get urself off the stuff because i'm sorry but u have got to be on something talkin like that…. Or just a real wierdo with a horrible case of stupidity that u really should have checked out by a professional



  68. 68

    Re: Brides – Well maybe she will happen to read some of these comments and something will sink in…. Maybe, just maybe, she read some of them that will inspire her to prove the stupid ones wrong or find inspiration n the good ones and turn herlself around…. Because, I mean, somethings got to give with her… I know she has it in her!!



  69. 69


  70. 70

    this show definitely does not glamorize teen pregnancy. i mean seriously, who thinks being amber is glamourous?



  71. 71

    I c n hear ppl debating weather or not this show glamorizes teen pregnancy all the time….. Ok this shows been on for a couple of years n i can c both sides. But what I don't get is y it is such the huge issue its turned out to be. Like you need another reason for an inmature teen to want a baby…. Teen pregnancy was glamories way befor this show was ever thought of. I know of several teens who have got on birthcontrol because of the show and wont have sex anymore because of the show r wont loose thier virginity because of the show. But i have never heard a teen saying they want to have a baby to be on 16 and pregnant…. So i would say its done some good in my neck of the woods considering just 4 years ago 1 n 20 girls was pregnant in high school and 7% of the girls in junior high where pregnant. Last year theyr was only 6 girls pregnant in the high school and junior high combined all year. N half way through the school year this year has only turned up 2 pregnant girls in high school. Teen couples will sit and watch that show together and wont miss an episode so to me its doing some real good around here.



  72. 72

    So Sad



  73. 73

    Re: devinjes – to post #34 I completely agree. My sister had three kids by the age of 19, AND was a single hardworking mom with 2 jobs. Now she is 25 and her kids are the best behaved kids I've had the pleasure of knowing. To say someone that is 16 or 17 CAN NEVER take care of a child correctly is simply ignorant. Saying that MOST have trouble with it is more accurate, but it IS completely possible, with the right drive. =)



  74. 74

    Unfortunately its gonna take more then this for young girls to stop having babies and auditioning for this show and start practicing safer sex… All the girls have the fact that they didnt use birth control or condoms schools and parents need to step up their shit too

  75. lolli says – reply to this


    75

    as much as i would like to say leahs better off without this unstable women, a lot of these foster homes are beyond hell so a lot of you guys really need to think about what they gonna do to this innocent child



  76. 76

    Re: EvaDiva – Cripes… squeezing a watermelon out of your vag. at 17, must have taken it's toll. Are you the girl a guy has to strap a 2×4 to his ass so he doesn't fall into you?



  77. 77

    I think that even if she was older she would still fail as a parent. She has issues way beyond that child. Hopefully the child won't be given back to her, she was awful.

  78. APS says – reply to this


    78

    MTV IS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE! THE MOMENT SHE HIT GARY THEY SHOULD HAVE STEPPED IN TO PROTECT THAT CHILD! BUT NOOOOOOO RATINGS IS THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.
    NO CHILD IS BETTER OFF UNLESS THEY ARE BEING PHYSICALLY, SEXUALLY ABUSED AWAY FROM THEIR PARENTS. I THINK BOTH OF THESE PARENTS NEED PARENTING CLASSES, NEED A WAKE UP CALL, NEED HELP. BUT WHEN A CHILD IS PUT IN FOSTER CARE YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO THEM.



  79. 79

    Re: VoiciMonAmour – yep my best friend got pregnant at 17 also and she has always been an excelent mother that was 15 years ago, and she's one of the best Mom's I know!



  80. 80

    I hope the child at least ends up in a good home (and not some horrible and shitty foster home) if one of the parents are somehow not given custody.



  81. 81

    LEAVE HER ALONE….I think she's trying and I hope with everything that she has enough seance not to read anything with her name in it right now. So many HATERS…..deal with your own life and let this girl live hers!



  82. 82

    I don't think the show was meant to glamorize teen pregnancy, I think it was meant to say don't get pregnant at 16 because it's really fucking hard. I'm 16 and not emotionally ready for sex let alone have a baby. Taking care of my 11 month old nephew for 5 minutes is hard enough.



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    To the other people leaving comments:

    1) THE KID ISN'T GOING TO FOSTER CARE. It doesn't say anywhere that the kid is going to foster care. That's not what "ward of the state" means. If you don't know, look it up!! It simply means that the Court has said, "wow, you guys suck at making parental decisions, so we're going to step in and do that for you!" The Court can determine things such as where the child will live, or whether the child needs other services (mental, physical, etc.)

    2) How can you possibly think the show doesn't glamorize teen pregnancy? Years ago there were always girls who would get pregnant, and in response to the "how will you work and go to school" question, they would respond, "No problem - I'll go on welfare, get food stamps, the state will pay for my day care, and I can go to school" NOW, however, they think, "if my story is outlandish enough (think Jerry Springer), I can be on MTV! Not only will I be famous, but I'll get paid between $45,000 and $60,000 a year - that's more than probably 99% of the other kids will make just out of high school." That is glamorizing teen pregnancy - it's saying, "if you get knocked up, and you're a teen, and you have a bizarre enough story (because the normal stories aren't going to pull in ratings anymore), YOU TOO can be a star!"



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    ugh poor baby girl has too go through this so young
    sad i hardly wacth this show its kids having kids and thinking they are responisble beign responsible is being careful wehn u have sex and not makin babies for mom and dad to help take care of they already had their own



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    Re: JadedGemy – i agree



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    Re: gogirl1 – garys mom didnt even want gary in the house it is sad but they arent beign very good parents



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    It's never a good thing when a child becomes a ward of the state. So for all of you saying 'about time' or 'finally!' you should be ashamed of yourself. Also, this situation shouldn't be so focused on Gary or Amber, If you're gonna concern yourself in this, face your concerns towards Leah. That beautiful little girl deserves a happy, stable home with both her parents, who need to grow up and realize that Leah needs BOTH of them. Without any of the fighting, OR cameras.



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    Re: April 20th
    there isn't a child on this planet that can handle the responsibilities of being a parent……dumbass.

    i disagree with you. i've seen 16 year old girls be better mothers to their children than woman twice their age.

    anyways, i still don't understand why everyone thinks everything was amber's fault. i think she has a terrible temper and it's something she needs to get in check before she takes it out on her child, but gary was just as bad. he may not have been physically abusive, but he was emotionally abusive.

    and to the person who said something about foster parents being pedophiles, what a horrible thing to say. sure, there's a chance of that happening, but there's just as much of a chance of that happening with the child's real parents as there is with foster parents. many foster parents work hard to try and give foster children a better life and happier place to live. my neighbors are foster parents and they are the sweetest people in the world and they do so many wonderful things for the children who come into their home. it's sad to me that you would think people like this are only out to become pedophiles.