Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have an eternal bond with eldest daughter Carolyn “Carly” Davis after placing her for adoption in 2009. Despite not appearing on MTV since she was a toddler, Teen Mom fans have followed along through the strained relationship throughout Carly’s childhood. Keep reading to find out where Carly is today!

When Did Catelynn and Tyler Place Carly for Adoption?

Catelynn was just a junior in high school when she found out she was expecting a child with her boyfriend of three years, Tyler. After Carly was born in May 2009, the couple made the incredibly difficult decision to place her up for adoption.

The reality TV couple told E! News they feel “blessed” they can share their adoption story with the world.

“I think it’s awesome to be able to show the journey of an open, semi-open adoption through the years and the ups and the downs and learning and navigating this relationship,” Catelynn told the outlet. “I think it’s super awesome that we can continue to do that in a way that can show our fans the journey but also in the way that it allows Carly’s parents to feel comfortable with us sharing it as well.”

Tyler added that before the experience, he had never “really heard about adoption, let alone open adoption.”

“I feel like we did a good job of opening the door for that conversation to happen and making it more normal, more accepted to get information,” he said, alluding to their appearance on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom OG. “It’s kind of great to think about being part of that door opening, but we’re blessed to do it.”

Who Are Carly’s Adoptive Parents?

Fans were able to see Carly’s adoptive parents, Brandon and Theresa Davis, on an episode of 16 and Pregnant, but the family prefers to maintain a private life — and that extends to Carly as well. 

Since both the birth parents and the adoptive parents agreed to an open adoption, the MTV stars are allowed to see Carly and introduce her to her sisters. Typically, the couples plan their visits in the summer as Teresa and Brandon live in North Carolina while Catelynn and Tyler reside in Michigan. However, due to the coronavirus, the families were unable to travel.

What Is Carly Up to Today?

After nearly two years apart due to the coronavirus, Cate and Ty opened up about finally being able to see their eldest daughter during an episode of Teen Mom OG

“We did end up having a visit with Carly, and MTV did follow that. They didn’t film Carly herself or anything like that, but they always film us,” Catelynn​ told E! News before the October 2021 episode aired. “People will be able to witness what our reaction was from the first day to the last day, from leaving and even just like the start of the visit and things like that, which I think is definitely important.”

In June 2023, the blended family reunited in Michigan, as Catelynn’s dad, David Lowell, shared snippets of their getaway via social media. 

“Family,” Catelynn’s father, David Lowell, shared via Instagram Story on June 24, over footage of three of the couple’s daughters walking hand in hand. “Big sister love,” he added with a red heart emoji.

In addition to Carly, Catelynn and Tyler welcomed three more daughters, Novalee, 8, Vaeda, 4, and Rya, 22 months.

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