Move aside, Dr. Seuss. Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell are working on a children's book to tackle the difficult topic of adoption. The Teen Mom OG stars shared their writing plans on Kailyn Lowry's Coffee Convos podcast — and we think it's a great idea.
Tyler and Catelynn are literally the perfect authors for the book. They put their first-born daughter Carly up for adoption on the MTV series in 2009, six years before welcoming their second daughter Novalee. This would also be the second book for the couple, who released their memoir, Conquering Chaos, in 2015. Watch the video above for more details on Tyler and Catelynn's latest project.
Last year, Catelynn shared her frustration with Carly's adopted parents, who were making it difficult for the realilty stars to see their little girl."I feel like I get punished because my kid asks questions about me, or she wants to know where she comes from," Catelynn said on the show. "What [did they] think adoption is? She’s going to do that."
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I wanna give a shoutout to one of the #bestdads i know @tylerbaltierramtv the love you have for both our children is so amazing.. with Carly I saw you put your love, feelings, and concerns go for your daughter.. and loved me behind belief… to miss Novalee… witnessing you parent a child is such a gift… you always make her laugh, wrestle and throw pillows… and I love to hear her say "show daddy!" When she gets ready and feels pretty.. & you tell her how gorgeous and perfect she is… your one hell of a dad and we love you so much!! #happyfathersday Love, your girls ❤️
Along with a children's book, Tyler and Catelynn are also working on a spin-off about their mental health struggles. Catelynn recently completed a third stint in rehab and Tyler opened up about his depression on social media last week. "We’re talking to MTV and trying to come up with a couple different pitches for a mental health special,” Tyler explained. "Ironically Teen Mom has had a lot of mental health issues] that have been covered on a lot of the stories. We really want to do a public thing, possibly with Dr. Drew [Pinsky]."
He continued, "The hard part is crafting a message and making it be genuine and not just trying to cash in on this thing we’ve got going on."
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