Friday, July 17, 2009

16 and Pregnant

Tonight as I sat on the sofa waiting on Adam to get home with Aidan snoozing on the cushion beside me...I found myself tuned in to what I thought was going to be some serious trash TV. Have any of you ever seen the show "16 and Pregnant" on MTV. I guess I just automatically assumed this show would be terrible reality TV like so many other shows on MTV these days. Well I don't know what the other episodes have been like but the episode where Caitlin and Tyler choose to give there baby girl up for adoption, BLEW ME AWAY! I can't even find the words to tell you how amazed I was at how wise beyond their years these two 16 year old's were. They knew they came from unstable homes and wanted better for their child. One parent from each side was totally un supportive of the adoption and in the end the actual hand off of the baby had to be done in a parking lot because Caitlin's mother would not sign the adoption papers. How can a grown adult be more selfish than her own 16 year old daughter? Tyler and Caitlin stood strong that this was the best decision for their daughter and never wavered on their decision. I could not imagine giving up a child for adoption so their strength at their age, is crazy to me. The couple they picked for the adoption were cuter than words and more than over the moon to be new parents. Another thing I can't imagine is wanting a baby so badly and not being able to conceive. The gift these kids gave this couple is one that they will never be able to thank them enough for. I found myself balling my eyes out and being so proud of these two young adults I don't even know. They improved their lives for themselves, for this couple and most importantly for this baby girl. It was a great show and if you get a chance to catch it on MTV sit for a minute and watch.


The Guerra's said...

Oh my gosh! I watched that episode as well and I was crying my eyes out! They were so mature and loved their baby so much! That took so much strength to let that baby go! Great show!

Unknown said...

I just happened upon the show as well. Both Caitlin and Tyler are both amazing young people to understand that they didn't get their baby girl away but they gave their daughter a better life. I really wish them much success and hope they achieve great things in the future.

Sarah said...

I found your blog by googling about these two. It touched my heart so so much too. I agree with everything you said about these two -- very selfless. Inspirational. Heartrending to see how much they loved their child when they had to give her up, but how they wanted to give her the best so they gave her a better life.