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Teen Mom's Baby Leah Is Checked For Bruises Twice A Week By Authorities! Exclusive!

Fri, December 17, 2010 10:53am EDT by Andy Swift Add first Comment

Gary Shirley and his ex Amber Portwood are still being closely monitored by Indiana Child Protective Services to make sure their daughter, Leah, is safe. But should the 2-year-old really remain in their care if there are concerns for her safety?

After all the controversy surrounding Teen Mom‘s Amber Portwood and baby daddy Gary Shirley — the domestic abuse investigation is still underway — it’s comforting to hear the off-again couple is being strictly monitored. has learned that Child Services sends an employee to check up on Gary and Amber’s homes twice a week. Considering Amber’s history of violence, it’s not really surprising to learn that baby Leah (who is a ward of the state) is being checked for bruises twice a week. But the bigger question is, if there are concerns for Leah’s safety, should she really be left in the care of her parents?

Leah is barely speaking — could there be a problem?

With Amber being investigated on domestic battery charges, stemming from a violent fight with Gary that was filmed by MTV’s cameras (and took place while Leah was present), we were surprised to learn that per an agreement, the 20-year-old has custody of her daughter five days a week, while Gary has her for the remaining two days.

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During the mandatory check-ups, the employee makes sure both homes’ refrigerators are stocked with food for Leah, and that the baby has no bruising on her body. Considering Amber’s most recent violent outburst took place just this week, do you think Leah should be in her mom’s care five days a week?

–Jessica Finn

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