'Teen Mom' Star Amber Portwood Should Have Been Able To See Her Baby On Thanksgiving — What Do You Think?

Sat, November 27, 2010 6:51pm EST by 11 Comments

Now that baby Leah was been taken away from Amber to be with father Gary Shirley, Amber is only allowed supervised visits — but shouldn’t an exception be made for the holidays?

Reports yesterday stated that Teen Mom star Amber Portwood was in a state of distress when she learned she was unable to see her daughter Leah, who has now been classified as CHINS — Child in Need of Service. This means Amber can only see Leah, now with father Gary Shirley, if a supervisor is present — but shouldn’t an exception be made for the holidays?

While we understand that Amber should not be left alone with Leah in this situation, shouldn’t she be allowed a small period of time while Gary is present to be with Leah? Or if Gary doesn’t feel comfortable, with someone he selects to supervise?

The state obviously has good reason for their decision to remove Leah, but to keep Amber away from her daughter on Thanksgiving seems a bit cruel.

What do you think HollywoodLifers?

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Posted at 10:32 AM on December 18, 2010  

mabye they should have been a bit more responsable with birth control. however gary seems to really love his child . mabye amber needs to get fixed

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Posted at 3:25 PM on December 11, 2010  

I think they done the right thing by taking leah away! i do believe that gary should be able to supervise the visits with someone else like maybe his mom or something if he dont feel comfortable alone. she should be able to see her baby on the holidays, thats only right! no matter what shes done she still loves leah with all her heart, shes just made bad choices!

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Posted at 11:13 PM on November 28, 2010  

it’s pretty cruel to hit your spouse in front of your baby

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Posted at 2:43 PM on November 28, 2010  

Amber’s decisions have put her in the situation she’s in now. The state does not give a rat’s ass if Amber is sad.(Personally, I think Amber is enjoying herself without Leah and only wants to control Gary and gets pissed when he doesn’t do what she says). They care if Leah is in a good environment. Don’t you think Leah had a better day on Thanksgiving without her mother there? Would you rather have a Thanksgiving day where someone like Amber was NOT around to be screaming at your dad, calling him a fatass, arguing with everybody, complaining, rolling her eyes, bitching, moaning, being miserable, and shoving her in the crib to cry because she doesn’t want to deal with Leah? Leah DESERVES to live in a happy environment where crazy ass Amber isn’t being a killjoy and making everyone miserable.

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Posted at 9:51 AM on November 28, 2010  

Amber is pure trash! She thinks she can get away with things because she’s on a tv show. LOL I could tell none of the other girls liked her. Amber should NOT be allowed to see Leah until she gets her nose out of her ass.

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Posted at 2:14 AM on November 28, 2010  

To Leah, Thanksgiving is just another day, it was no different than any other day to her. Amber wanting to see Leah on Thanksgiving, and not being able to, was for her own selfish reason. She is lucky the state is even letting her have supervised visitations with Leah. I’ve seen people get their child taken away and having to go 6 straight months without even seeing the child. She should consider herself lucky. If she isn’t careful, shes going to push her luck & the judge is going to make it to where she can’t see Leah at all. I don’t feel sorry for Amber, she screwed her own life up. I’m glad the judge doesn’t want Amber to screw Leah up anymore also. Everyone can say that Leah is too young to be effected by her Mothers behavior, but that’s a total lie. If you watched Leah on the show, when Gary and Amber were nice to each other, by hugging, etc….Leah would walk up to them and watch very carefully. Children that have never witness violence do not typically do that. She would also walk up to them and get in between Gary and Amber, and push on her parents legs to try to separate them. Leah needs stability, and protection. Amber’s anger issues will evolve into something much more terrifying if it is not taken care of now. I don’t feel sorry for Gary either. He could of walked away from a lot of those situations, but most of the time, he stood there and kept running his mouth, making the situation much worse. Considering he KNEW Amber had an anger issue and wasn’t able to control herself once she got to the top of the hill, he should of avoided situations like that where he knew Amber’s anger would escalate quickly. Also, I don’t care what anyone says about people whom have been abused, emotionally or physically, they are able to leave if they truly want to, however, they don’t, so its very difficult to feel sorry for Gary. Its not like Gary was a perfect father on the show. He wouldn’t pay much attention to Leah, unless it had to do with pissing Amber off. No sympathy for either of them, but I do feel badly for Leah. Poor, sweet, little girl deserves so much better. With parents like Gary and Amber, Leah doesn’t stand much of a chance in this world.

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Posted at 8:39 PM on November 27, 2010  

They don’t put visitation restrictions on people for no reason. You think just because it’s a holiday she’s suddenly less unstable? No. So what if she misses out on the holiday with her daughter if her daughter is better off? It’s about Leah’s well being and happiness, NOT Ambers.

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Posted at 10:42 PM on November 27, 2010  


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Posted at 7:08 AM on November 28, 2010  

^ The most intelligent post here, I could not agree more.

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Posted at 8:32 AM on November 28, 2010  

So true…this is not about Amber’s happiness. Let her go party with one of her many boyfriends instead.

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Posted at 8:21 PM on November 27, 2010  

Her being allowed to see leah with Gary didn’t work out in the past just watch ALL the episodes!

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