Catelynn Lowell may be saying goodbye to Teen Mom cameras when the series finale airs within weeks, but the 20-year-old Michigan college student might be taking on another role: Adoptive mother.
While Catelynn and fiancé, Tyler Baltierra, placed their daughter Carly up for adoption shorty after birth, the young couple are now considering adopting within her family.
Catelynn doesn’t want her little brother growing up in the same toxic household she did, so the reality TV star is vying for custody of Nicholas, 6, In Touch reports.
“If my mom derails again, I will step in and adopt my brother,” Catelynn tells the mag.
Catelynn, 20, claims her mother, April Baltierra — who created a fake pregnancy story about her daughter earlier this year — was an alcoholic during her childhood.
Remembering playing caretaker to her mother, Catelynn says, “I pretty much saw my mom drunk almost every day. I had to grow up really fast.”
“I know that my mom loves her children,” adds Catelynn. “But when it comes to addict parents, sometimes they love their drug or their alcohol more than they love their children.”
The Teen Mom star said she won’t let her brother go through the foster care system.
“I’m not gonna let my brother get harmed, and we wouldn’t let him go to foster care if things get crazy,” she says. “He would come and live with us. If I noticed him being neglected, I would step in — no question.”