Teen Mom stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are two very responsible young people. Even when Cate became pregnant at a young age, the two knew what was best for the child, and put her up for adoption. Now, they may be part of another adoption — the adoption of Catelynn’s brother, Nicholas.
According to In Touch Weekly, Catelynn has considered adopting her brother after questioning her mother’s ability to be a decent parent to him. “If my mom derails again, I will step in and adopt my brother,” she told the mag.
Catelynn and Tyler don’t necessarily want children right now, as they are focusing on their careers, but if it felt as though Cate’s 6-year-old brother was in some sort of danger, they’d take him in immediately. Unfortunately, Cate’s mom, April Baltierra, has battled with drug and alcohol use for years, and it’s a problem she can’t seem to kick.
“I know that my mom loves her children,” says Catelynn. “But when it comes to addict parents, sometimes they love their drug or their alcohol more than they love their children.” In fact, Catelynn’s mom recently sold a story to In Touch about Catelynn being pregnant, even though she wasn’t. She even called the mag and pretended to be Cate!
Catelynn had also commented on the possible adoption of Nicholas a few months back during a taping of one of this season’s Teen Mom After Shows. “If I ever felt like he was in trouble or going to be harmed by anything, I would totally step in,” she had said. “I would take him. I’d get custody of him for sure.”
Good for Cate for being willing to take on such a huge responsibility in order to make sure her brother is safe. Hopefully she won’t have to, but if she does, Nicholas can count on her to do the right thing for him.