AceShowbiz - It's a big moment for Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra. In a new episode of "Teen Mom" on Tuesday, November 9, the couple was finally able to reunite with daughter Carly and her adoptive parents.
The new outing, which was aired on World Adoption Day, featured Tyler and Catelynn being nervous and excited to meet their 12-year-old daughter Carly, who they placed for adoption in 2009. "When Ty and I chose a semi open adoption at 16, I never realized how joyful and painful it would be," Catelynn shared in the emotional episode.
"After Carly turned 4, the cameras weren't allowed at our visits out of respect to her adoptive parents, but now I focus on the girls having a relationship as sisters."
As viewers couldn't see Carly and her adoptive parents Brandon and Teresa Davis, the family enjoyed quality time at an undisclosed park. They also had a group dinner afterwards. Tyler couldn't help but cry when it was time for them to bid farewell with Carly.
"You say you want to be honest with your kids. You got to be honest with her too," Catelynn's grandmother Deb told Tyler. "We're always so excited to see you, but this is the sad part. It's hard to say goodbye."
Meanwhile, adoption counselor Dawn told the couple, "She adores you guys so much. You're going to be the only thing she thinks about and talks about for the next weeks. She's just going to be thinking about all these special times together. It's so meaningful." Still, Tyler said, "It doesn't get easier." Dawn told him that it was normal, adding, "You wouldn't be human if it did."
In a recent interview, Catelynn reflected on sharing her family's story on the MTV show for over a decade. "I really do think that it opened the eyes for lots of people to really see how real adoption works and the struggles that birth parents go through and adoptive parents go through," Catelynn said. "It's not a Lifetime movie. It's authentic."
Catelynn and Tyler made the difficult decision to place Carly for adoption on MTV's "16 and Pregnant" back in 2009.