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'Teen Mom' Farrah Abraham Gives Up Baby Sophia & Moves To Florida! Did She Do The Right Thing?

Wed, September 14, 2011 5:15pm EDT by 274 Comments

On the Sept. 13 episode of ‘Teen Mom,’ Farrah contemplates whether or not to leave Sophia in Iowa with her mom Debra while she attends school in Florida. Well obviously, she made her decision!

So it turns out Teen Mom Farrah Abraham DID decide to leave 2-year-old Sophia in Iowa with her parents and jet off to Fort Lauderdale, Fl. ALONE to start a new life and ‘better herself’ for her daughter. But did she make the right choice? Farrah thinks YES!

Life & Style magazine reveals that Farrah, 20, has decided to turn Sophia over to the care of her mom, Debra Danielson, while she moves 1,600 miles away to attend school at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

“Sophia is the No. 1 thing in my life,” Farrah says, defending her decision. “I’m just trying to be the best parent that I can. I take care of my responsibilities. I’m happy that I took the chance to move. I would never regret it.”

Although Farrah has been fighting with her parents, Debra and Michael, to take Sophia with her, it turns out the 20-year-old has realized that her family can offer Sophia a better and more stable life in Iowa while she gets her bachelor’s degree and works at saving money for their future.

“My mom is the best grandma,” Farrah says of Debra, who is now Sophia’s primary caregiver. “I want her to be there for Sophia when I need to take care of my responsibilites, my education, and earning an income for both of us.”

But making money isn’t all Farrah’s concerned about. The single mom, who lost Sophia’s dad Derek Underwood in a car accident in Dec. 2008, missed out on her teen years and is eager to live a little while on her own.

“I’ve been trying to grow personally and emotionally,” Farrah admits. “I’m very much taking time to get back to myself and enjoy my freedom.” Hmm, sounds a bit harsh right? It’s her baby we’re talking about here!

But Farrah insists she visits with Sophia whenever she can, even though it’s difficult to say goodbye. “It would be hard for any mother,” Farrah tells Life & Style. “When I do leave Sophia I call and I call. I text, I check in and I e-mail. I don’t want her to ever think Mommy’s not ever coming back.” But is it enough?

“I’m very close to her,” she adds. “She tells me she misses me and loves me. I’m tugged in many different ways daily — but I don’t want to limit myself for Sophia.”

Teen Mom fans, what do you think about Farrah’s decision to leave Sophia behind while she lives her life in Florida. Did she do the right thing? Weigh in!

Tune in for more from Farrah! Pick up the latest issue of Life & Style, on stands now.

–Leigh Blickley

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