The parents will return to court in March to assess the Department of Child Services’ role in the care of baby Leah.
Two sources close to Teen Mom‘s Gary Shirley, 24, and Amber Portwood, 20, have revealed exclusively to HollywoodLife.com that both are subjected to random drug tests as part of the Indiana Department of Child Services’ program of parental participation. Under the program, DCS is allowed to force participants to undergo random drug testing.
Gary’s lawyer tells HollywoodLife.com his client is complying to drug tests without complaint.
“I’m assuming Gary is smart enough to pass any tests given to him at any given time,” his lawyer says.
Gary and Amber were both in court Jan. 26 to ensure they were complying with DCS guidelines. They have to do additional work before returning to court March 23 for a reassessment of DCS’ involvement in the life of 2-year-old Leah.
“[DCS] doesn’t want you to take drugs, kill anyone or commit felonies,” Gary’s lawyer says. “They may have a home-based welfare worker that may go in periodically. This March hearing will be an opportunity for both sides to see how the couple is doing so far and what needs to be done from now on.”
It’s great that Gary and Amber are complying with DCS and are taking their role in baby Leah’s life seriously!