Catelynn Lowell’s Mom Wanted Her to Drop Out of High School!
Teen Mom's Catelynn Lowell is pretty much the best person ever. She's matured leaps and bounds since giving up baby Carly for adoption, and she understands the importance of education. Catelynn has always been focused on school –– even when her own parents encouraged her to drop out.
"There was a point in life — the cameras never even captured it — that I was pregnant, living at home, and I had to babysit my brother so I quit going to school for four months," Catelynn explains during the Teen Mom After Show. "And then I asked my mom, 'Can I go back to school?' And she got all mad at me because I wanted to go back to school, and she got seriously mad at me for asking to go back to school. And I was like, 'Well I don't care, I'm leaving.'"
Catelynn says that having baby Carly gave her that "extra push," inspiring her to help other women through the birth mother process. "I never really knew I wanted to be an adoption counselor until I really started counseling girls and they'd come to me for support, and that's when I really knew that I loved it," Catelynn says. "I'd go to the hospitals with them because they were by themselves, and literally just be there for them during the whole hospital time."
Sigh, Catelynn's such a do-gooder! And her adorable fiance, Tyler Baltierra, is just as well-intentioned. "He is going [to school] for human services," Catelynn says. "He's going to be a youth counselor and set up runaway homes in our towns where teens that come from broken households can come there for counseling and pretty much live there with parents' consent."
Three cheers for Catelynn and Tyler! We can't believe how mature, giving, and generous they are. Best couple ever!