Catelynn Lowell gained fame when she and her boyfriend, Tyler Baltierra, shared their story on “16 and Pregnant.” The two found out they were expecting a baby and, as any teenager would be, they were scared and unsure where to turn. The show followed their journey as they chose to place their daughter up for adoption. Some people feel that the couple only did the show to “get famous,” but on August 19, Catelynn Lowell revealed the real reason why she chose to continue her story on “Teen Mom.”
After being accused of only doing “Teen Mom” for fame, Catelynn responded, “why did I do the show?!? R u for real?!?!? I did the show to share how awesome adoption is! And show another option!”
Although other teens have since gone on the show and chose (or thought of choosing) adoption, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra were the first to show how hard the decision truly is for teens. Too often, a teenager will think that adoption is an easy choice when an unplanned pregnancy occurs, but that isn’t always the case. As Catelynn and Tyler showed viewers, even though they didn’t plan on getting pregnant, choosing not to raise their daughter was one of the hardest decisions they have ever had to make.
Over four years later, this is a decision that still weighs on them mentally and, because Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra decided to share their story on “Teen Mom,” other young couples will benefit.
© Corrina Jean