It wouldn't be 16 and Pregnant without DRAMA!
If you tuned in to last night's episode, you were introduced to Jamie McKay, a now 17-year-old mother of a 7-month-old daughter. We've now learned that the teen mom has just filed paperwork to keep her child away from her father, 18-year-old Ryan McElrath, because he allegedly has a serious addiction to cocaine.
In her filing for sole custody of the child, Jamie insists that Ryan is "not responsible and not in a position to provide a stable environment" for his daughter. In the docs, she claims her baby daddy has a "history of driving while under the influence of alcohol" and a "history of cocaine abuse," two activities he hasn't let go of since he became a father.
For the time being, Jamie wants Ryan to be granted supervised visitation at the local a court-monitored facility and also be ordered to complete a parenting class. This is all after he submits to the "appropriate drug and alcohol assessments and testing and to comply with all treatment recommendations."
Kind of asking a lot without having any proof, dontcha think girl? Sure, the judge should take heed of what you are saying since there is a child's safety at risk, but let's be reasonable - you should be making all these demands AFTER the court proves he is a cokehead, not before.
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