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post #81 of 209
How does it work with minors for child support? Are the parents responsible?
post #82 of 209
Yay for Chelsea and her wonderful Dad. It made me so happy to see how concerned he was for his daughter and little granddaughter!!!
When she got the text I was in tears. I *really* don't understand these young guys. That is really all I can say without being in UV! It just made me cry, and they weren't happy tears!!

I also thought it was great that she was pumping when the baby was in the hospital. She was so cute with her little one, you could tell she really adored her.

I thought it was fantastic when she left the dance early because she wanted to be with her baby. So sweet. I hope everything turns out great for Chelsea and Aubree.

Did anybody else notice her sister also had a baby?
post #83 of 209
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Yay for Chelsea and her wonderful Dad. It made me so happy to see how concerned he was for his daughter and little granddaughter!!!

I also thought it was great that she was pumping when the baby was in the hospital. She was so cute with her little one, you could tell she really adored her.

I thought it was fantastic when she left the dance early because she wanted to be with her baby. So sweet. I hope everything turns out great for Chelsea and Aubree.
I was very impressed when she left the dance. And was really angry when her selfish boyfriend tried to guilt her for going out (and every other horrible thing he did) Glad she changed the baby's last name.
post #84 of 209
Last night's episode bothered me. I felt bad for the mom. I feel like adoption is such a big and difficult decision even if your heart is completely in it (like Catelyn and Tyler last season) but to basically be forced into it, I can't imagine how much harder that would be on you emotionally. Though she seemed more positive about it at the end I couldn't help but wonder if she was faking it and trying to convince herself she did the right thing.
post #85 of 209
I cried so much during Lori's episode :-( I really felt like they were forced into the adoption.
post #86 of 209
Lori's episode really bothered me as well. I almost felt like her dad could've gotten on board with keeping the baby but her mother was just really against it. They basically just told her she couldn't.

I felt bad for Cory too when he said "Well my family IS supportive and they are judging me for not keeping him" or something like that..

This is definitely the first episode this season where I felt bad for the baby's daddy!

I hope they are able to come to peace with the decision. I don't doubt the baby will have a wonderful life..I just hope for Lori and Cory, they will be ok.
post #87 of 209
This episode really made me sad for the young parents and a bit angry with the mom's parents It isn't like they couldn't have chosen to be supportive in so many ways.
post #88 of 209
Ugh the last episode was not good at all. I felt bad for her but at the same time her "friends" were driving me nuts when they kept telling her "you HAVE to keep it" " WE'LL help you raise it" "But I want to throw a baby shower"... I get being supportive but they were driving me batty... Like this is not about YOU, let her decide. I felt the mom was really forcing her to decide when it appeared that financially they "could" have handled it and helped her parent.

Anyone else feel like the first couple backed out of the adoption because they felt she just wasn't sure about it? That was the impression I got it. ANd blech, the adoption ceremony made me want to puke- and this is coming from an adoptive mom. There is no way in he&* I would put somebody through that just so I had pictures for a scrapbppk or something. I also though it was odd she went to just meet and see them and left deciding to place the baby AND having a baby name picked out. I did feel bad for the dad, you could tell it was not something he wanted. I was suprised his family wasn't shown more or decided to raise the baby.
post #89 of 209
Dh and I were throughly unimpressed with her parents. As far as I am concerned they were all kinds of UVA violations.

I thought Dad's could contest adoption? But either way it was sad to see her feel that adoption or moving in with the babies dad being her only option.

And kicking her out? Maybe it is just me but if I was forced into that situation and knew that my parents would kick me out... well I would probably be gone...

I am completely supportive of adoption, but I am furious when people are forced into it.

I told DH that that episode made me want to take in pregnant teens that much more and help support them to be able to make their own good choices and show them that there is support for them...

I really didn't think she would choose adoption... And I saw the friends differently.. more as in we know you and how this will affect you after...

I hope that se can feel at peace with her choices...
post #90 of 209
I hated Lori's episode I feel so bad for her & Cory. I wish Lori would have been in a supportive family situation so she could have kept her baby. The whole episode was just heartbreaking & felt so wrong.
post #91 of 209
I can't get over how cruel Lori's parents are. I can't imagine treating my child like they did and it was hard to watch. I was more than bothered watching it, I was sickened and disgusted. I hope Lori can somehow make peace with the fact her parents basically forced her into giving her baby up because there was very little choice as far as I could tell. The lack of empathy, compassion and support was just horrible.
post #92 of 209
It was like Lori's mother was going to do or say anything to get the outcome she wanted. I did feel like she believed she was doing what was best for Lori in the end, but also what was best for her. I agree that the lack of compassion was very harsh and Lori really felt like she had no choice in the matter, which was terrible. The adoption ceremony seemed very contrived. She seemed to accept it in the end and hopefully the fact that it is an open adoption will help her to heal. Not sure how I would move forward with my mother if she did this to me.
post #93 of 209
Yeah, that was really rough to watch. I kept yelling at the TV. I hope Lori is able to get counseling to help with the grief of the adoption or maybe attend a retreat similar to the one Catelynn went to. I also hope there was a lot of editing and the adoption wasn't really as forced as it was portrayed. Her dad seemed pretty sweet though, especially at the hospital.
post #94 of 209
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Her dad seemed pretty sweet though, especially at the hospital.
really? I thought both of her parents seem like mean people. They were way too pushy. I wonder if they had been HER biological parents if they would have wanted the baby.
post #95 of 209
I'm not sure I'm going to be able to watch this episode, it sounds too heartbreaking!

I sobbed through Catelynn and Tyler's birth/adoption episode, and this one sounds way worse.
post #96 of 209
Ugh I was SOOO freakin mad at the mom in this episode, As a birth mother I know how hard it is when you feel like you have no options but to have a MOTHER who has adopted a child say you can't keep this baby and its really hard blah blah blah I just think that is so a-holish. I would resent my mother for the rest of my life if she did that to me. Adoption is NOT something that you should be forced into because you just end up regretting it.

This episode REALLY REALLY bothered me.
post #97 of 209
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I also thought the whole adoption thing was strange. Especially when they had the couple all lined up and then they back out because they couldn't prepare for a baby in 6 weeks. I thought that people who adopted children could sometimes wait years to get a baby and that the process being expedited would he better. I also thought Lori looked forced and that she was struggling with her decision but no one was talking to her about what SHE wanted to do.
post #98 of 209
I think the first couple that was going to adopt backed out because they realized Lori wasn't actually sure if she wanted to give up her baby and maybe they have a conscious.
post #99 of 209
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I think the first couple that was going to adopt backed out because they realized Lori wasn't actually sure if she wanted to give up her baby and maybe they have a conscious.
That's what I thought too. I just watched the episode.

The mom made me so angry!! It would be one thing if she had even the tiniest bit of compassion, but doing what's best for your daughter doesn't include forcing your daughter to do what you think is best without regard for her feelings.

I don't see how Lori could not have a lot of resentment.
post #100 of 209
This episode was awful to watch. Lori's mom seemed like a completely manipulative control freak. Where are the boundaries? Why on earth were she and the husband calling Cory? It was easy to see she was dead set on getting her way. I thought the husband seemed nice but totally controlled by the Mom. SHe even bossed him to call Cory when she wasn't getting her way. I'm betting Lori is used to being controlled in this way but that someday she's going to resent her Mom horribly for this. The mom basically seemed to force her with NO thought whatsoever about Lori's feelings. That kind of emotional damage can't just be erased. I truly hope Lori gets therapy to help her come to terms with all this.
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