She's spilling her thoughts!
Some people were just born to have large families, and Chelsea Houska has made it clear from the very beginning that she’s one of them. She’s never been subtle about the importance she places on having a close (and big) family. But at the beginning of Teen Mom 2, there was just one problem with this: her baby daddy was a bit of a flake.
Chelsea’s first baby daddy Adam Lind threw a wrench in her happily ever after from the very beginning. While she and Adam were still young, they constantly fought over Adam’s involvement and financial support of his daughter. Chelsea’s friends, family, and even her fans begged her constantly to leave him and never look back, but because Chelsea wanted to keep her family together, it wasn’t so easy for her.
Luckily, all hope was not lost for Chelsea and her goals. Soon, Cole DeBoer came along and ended her search for a Prince Charming. It wasn’t long before Chelsea’s dream of having a big family was put back on track, and she and Cole had their first son, Watson, together.
Even though she’s still battling with Adam, she’s much closer to her happily ever after than she was at the beginning of Teen Mom 2. But there are still a few missing puzzle pieces that she’s focusing her attention on, and now she’s explaining how her adoption plans may change things up.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom to hear Chelsea share her thoughts in her own words!
Chelsea Houska has a lot on her plate these days. She’s working hard to be a good mom to her children Aubree and Watson, and she’s also pregnant with another little girl who is due in September. Mix in all of the drama from the recent Teen Mom 2 in-fighting between cast members, and it’s a lot for one person to handle.
Luckily, Chelsea has stable friends to show her support. She recently met up with her friend Kailyn Lowry for an episode of Kailyn’s podcast Coffee Convos.
Chelsea and Kailyn had a lot to catch up on, but there’s one thing in particular that Kailyn wanted to hear more about: Chelsea’s decision to change her daughter Aubree’s last name.
Chelsea has been in the midst of changing Aubree’s name for months now, ever since she tied the knot with Cole DeBoer. She’s explained that in an effort to make sure Aubree feels like part of the family, she wanted to change Aubree’s name to Lind-DeBoer. After all, even Chelsea and Aubree have different last names!
After months of court time, Chelsea finally managed to get Adam to agree to changing Aubree’s name… but it wasn’t without Adam putting up a fight.
Chelsea revealed on the season premiere of Teen Mom 2 that Adam’s custody had been drastically reduced. Adam would only be allowed to see his daughter one time a month, and it would have to be at a visitation center. During the series premiere, Chelsea also revealed that she is still battling with Adam over massive amounts of child support.
“His drug use is out of control,” Chelsea spilled to her friend in the episode. “His depression is getting worse.” She added, “I’d like it to be where his visits need to be at a visitation center, but if she were to go visit his parents, he couldn’t be around. I’m going to talk to my lawyer and see what she thinks.” She also revealed that the entire situation is frightening for her. “It does scare me… He’s getting worse,” she said.
In another scene, she revealed to her father Randy that Adam “Will be willing to agree to the name change if [we] eliminate child support, adjust child support, or take into consideration [Cole’s] income. Obviously he’s fine with doing it, but he’s trying to [get something out of it.] Why would we eliminate child support to hyphenate her last name?” She revealed that Adam wanted to eliminate close to $10,000 of back child support he still owes her in addition to future child support.
On Kailyn’s podcast, she revealed that that’s not the way things went down. Luckily, Adam eventually agreed to the name change.
“Some people are against it… because we left Lind on her last name. But Aubree was so happy. It’s just a nice way to include her, and that’s what our goal was,” Chelsea explains on the podcast.
Kailyn’s co-star Lindsie explains that she was also a child of a blended family, and her step-mother ended up legally adopting her. She explains that the change made her feel more part of the family, leading Kailyn to ask for Chelsea’s thoughts on the matter.
“Is adoption something that you would want to happen?” Kailyn asks. “Or have you guys talked about it?”
It seems that Cole legally adopting Aubree has been on Chelsea’s mind, but she’s not sure how Adam would feel about it. “In a heartbeat, Cole would do it,” she says. “But that’s something that [Adam] would have to allow that to happen or just be completely gone.”
Chelsea has a lot of venting about Adam to do, and adoption doesn’t seem to be very high on her list. “[Adam’s] having issues, of course, so visitation is supposed to be at a visitation center,” Chelsea explains. “But he has to set it up, which he doesn’t. He’s also allowed to have lunch at her school once a week… and he just recently went to his first one.”
“I saw the picture on Snapchat. He had to make sure everyone knew about it as soon as he did it!” Kailyn exclaimed.
“I just think that’s so wrong,” Kailyn’s co-host Lindsie Chrisley says. “If you’re doing it just for the sake of putting it on your social media.”
“Cole has gone to surprise her at lunch,” Chelsea agrees. “But he doesn’t post it because he has nothing to prove. [He’s] doing it to be a parent.”
In fact, it seems that everyone saw this! When Adam shared the picture, one fan even asked Chelsea about it directly.
“Is this supposed to be at a visitation center?” asked Twitter user @TMMamaDrama. “So many questions…” However, Chelsea quickly settled everyone’s concerns.
“The agreement states he’s allowed to attend one school lunch a week if he chooses,” Chelsea cleared up on Twitter, adding, “And to attend events such as concerts etc. I appreciate you guys looking out for me and my girly though.” She also pointed out that this is the first time Adam has gone to a school lunch with his daughter.