CATELYNN Lowell’s access to Carly, the daughter she placed for adoption, is being “closed down.”
Teen Mom reunion host Dr. Drew claimed that Carly’s adoptive parents Brandon and Teresa are limiting her relationship with Catelynn because they don’t want the 12-year-old to be in the limelight.
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Dr. Drew said in an interview with Heather McDonald of the Juicy Scoop YouTube show: “I think [Carly’s parents] are sort of closing down access because they don’t want the cameras and they don’t want to be part of the story.
“[Her parents] have been lovely, by the way.”
He added that he has a close bond with Catelynn and her husband, Carly’s father, Tyler Baltierra.
“Catelynn… she and Tyler were always kind of special to me. They stay in close touch with me.”
“They call me for all kinds of things, Catelynn does anyway. They all can call me, but Catelynn does.”
Catelynn – who is pregnant with her fourth daughter – and Tyler placed Carly for adoption when they were in high school and shared their story on 16 & Pregnant.
The couple reunited with Carly at the weekend after not seeing the preteen for two years because of the pandemic.
Catelynn and Tyler’s adoption counselor, Dawn Baker, shared a photo with them and wrote: “Such a fun-filled weekend with a few of my favorite people. #12yearvisit #openadoption #love.”
Last month, Catelynn posted a tribute to Carly to celebrate her 12th birthday.
She shared a snap of herself with a younger Carly and wrote: “Today you are 12… 12! I can’t believe it…
“I remember the day you were born like a movie I have seen a million times… It was a few days of love, snuggles, but so many tears also.
“Adoption is hard on so many levels but it has its amazing moments as well.. the life you have I wouldn’t of been able to give you when I was only 16 and I hope you will understand that as you continue to grow into adulthood… knowing that @tylerbaltierramtv and I loved you so much that we gave you all that we couldn’t in that moment.”
“We love you and we think about you everyday!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY.”
In April, Catelynn and Tayler admitted they’re scared Carly’s adoptive parents could take away their relationship with her.
Tyler said at the Teen Mom OG reunion that the couple “still feel inferior” to Brandon and Teresa “because in the snap of a finger they could take everything away”.
The duo shared their “gratitude” towards Brandon and Teresa, though, for allowing them to spend time with their daughter.
Catelynn previously shared her distress over their separation from Carly as Covid made it difficult to spend time together.
“We’ve been trying to get pregnant so we can’t help but think of our first daughter, Carly, who we placed for adoption,” she told MTV camera crews earlier this year.
“Because of Covid, we haven’t seen her in two years so I feel like we’re missing out on getting to know her.
“Communication with her adoptive parents, Brandon and Teresa, has always been complicated.
“I don’t want to offend them with how we reach out to her.”
Catelynn and Tyler are also parents to daughters Novalee, six, and Vaeda, one, and they are soon expecting their fourth daughter.
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