Honey Boo’s Mama June Almost Put Oldest Daughter Up for Adoption

Thu, September 20, 2012 11:22am EST by 12 Comments
June Shannon Adoption
Courtesy of TLC

The matriarch of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ had her first baby when she was just 15 years old, but ‘Chickadee’ was almost sent to live with family members! Read on for more details.

Mama June Shannon and her clan are shown letting loose and having a blast on their reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but when she was just 15, she was faced with a tough decision — to keep her baby Anna “Chickadee” Shannon, or give her up for adoption.

The 33-year-old mom of four reportedly asked relatives if they would take her baby when she was pregnant, according to her sister-in-law Janice Shannon. Janice said that although she and her late husband Jimmy (June’s brother) were willing, it never happened because June never officially gave up her parental rights.

Anna was then apparently shuffled around between her mom’s house to her grandma Sandra Hale‘s house, so that June could move into a trailer with her boyfriend, sources told the National Enquirer. 

“Chickadee,” now 18, and mother of baby Kaitlyn, 2 months, and June reportedly don’t have a good relationship at all, and Anna only agreed to move back in with the family for the cameras.

“Anna was in her grandmother’s custody, but she was still desperate to get away from June officially,” Caleb Clark, 19, Anna’s ex-boyfriend of two years and the alleged father of her baby, told the magazine. “June was a lousy mother to Anna.”

“You can see it,” he added. “Anna still resents June and stands apart from the rest of the family. When the cameras are turned off, Anna doesn’t have much to do with any of them.”

Caleb is seeking custody of Kaitlyn to get her “out of that house and away from that family,” but can’t take legal action since Anna refuses to agree to paternity test.

What do YOU think of the adoption drama HollyMoms?

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Posted at 12:40 PM on August 23, 2013  

You can buy a paternity test at WalMart :D

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Rob Low

Posted at 8:20 PM on January 30, 2013  

Anna is hot

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Posted at 5:49 AM on January 4, 2013  


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Posted at 6:51 AM on January 28, 2013  

u scum biotch

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Posted at 12:35 PM on November 8, 2012  

if he really wanted to b a good father where was he at threw all her pregnancy she i 18 and june cant say anything all he hs to do go and file childsupport on himself and after that the childsupport office will make the mother do a dna its so simple ya ppl make everything so complicated

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Posted at 2:19 PM on October 4, 2012  

They are afraid this kid will cash out if he is the baby’s daddy but to bad if he is the dad and wants to be part of the kids life then why shouldn’t he be.As long as this guy won’t harm the child there is no reason to keep her away from him if she is his.He has legal right to know and unless she has some good reason for keeping him away honestly she can’t .

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Posted at 5:01 PM on January 17, 2014  

He actually doesn’t have legal rights at all,what are you talking about? Can you read? Until paternity is established and he’s actually adjudicated father,put on the child’s Birth certificate he’s nothing to the child,mother states (he’s not the father),Ignorant genius.

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Camp June

Posted at 9:47 AM on October 3, 2012  

You mean a 15 year old girl wasn’t mother of the year??? shocking. She seems to be doing a fine job now… although her lifestyle choices are not ones I would make, it is clear she loves her children. This guy needs to grow up and worry about his own life. I think it’s pathetic that he says he can’t file a custody suit because Anna refuses to take a paternity test – what a cop-out way of trying to make it sound like you are trying to be responsible while not really doing anything. If he really WANTED to do something he would file the lawsuit and let the court FORCE Anna to take the test. What a loser.

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Posted at 11:52 PM on October 31, 2012  

Its really expensive to get the paternity test and pay for all the court fees. He’s not a loser. My brothers going through the same thing with his ex and can’t get custody till he has the money for court fees and a lawyer. You should know what your talking about before you speak.

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Posted at 7:28 PM on January 1, 2013  


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Posted at 3:30 PM on September 28, 2012  

have fun with that custody , you have to have alot of proof and money to get custody and my feeling is just get a job a be ready to pay support for 18 years . dont speak so freely for not being around for 2 years or you could anger the mother enuff to have to pay support

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Posted at 7:04 PM on January 6, 2013  

I think all the kids should be taken away. isnt there another one expecting? I think they are unfit and nansty.

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