16 & Pregnant’s Savannah Mooney Secretly Places Second Child for Adoption
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16 & Pregnant’s Savannah Mooney Secretly Places Second Child for Adoption

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We’ve heard about keeping a pregnancy under wraps, but keeping an adoption under wraps is a whole new level.

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And that’s just what Savannah Mooney of 16 & Pregnant Season 5 did, revealing in a lengthy Instagram post she secretly got pregnant, gave birth, and placed the baby for adoption.

According to The Ashley, Savannah shared the news on Instagram, also revealing the newborn, a boy, has been named Samuel.

“For nine months I hid a pregnancy,” she wrote. “For nine months I cried every day in fear of the future. For nine months I had no idea what I was going to do.”

“I was irresponsible with adult actions and Samuel was the product,” the post continued. “Being a young mom already and not having my s—t completely together, [I] knew I quickly had to make a decision to ensure both of my babies a good life…so I chose adoption.”

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The now 20-year-old, who suffered with alcoholism and drug abuse on her 2014 episode, didn’t reveal who the baby’s father is, but we assume it’s not Stone Nesmith, the father of her first son, Rowan, with whom she split a few years ago. Here's what Savannah and Rowan look like today:

As The Ashley points out, Savannah is one of many girls from 16 & Pregnant to go onto have second (or third) children, but the only one to choose adoption for her second child.

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Maybe she can become an adoption advocate now a la Teen Mom OG’s Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra?

Either way, we commend the young mom for making the best decision for her family and coming forward with it publicly. We’re sure Samuel is thriving in his new home!