Was it fake all along?
For some Teen Mom cast members, the thought of expanding their family sounds more like a nightmare than anything. Many of them feel that their family is already big enough and that having another child might be too much for them to handle. For others, it seems that they won’t be happy until they have a house full of children, and a huge family sounds like heaven to them.
It hasn’t always been this way, but these days it seems Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney have been wanting a bigger and bigger family. Although Maci has had her hands full battling her baby daddy Ryan Edwards as he struggles with his addiction, she and Taylor have spent a lot of time discussing adding onto their family. But instead of going the biological route, they’ve been considering adoption.
However, some fans are beginning to point out a big problem with this plan, which has made them suspicious. Were Maci and Taylor ever really considering adoption, or did MTV “fake” this storyline altogether?
It’s not uncommon for MTV to get busted stretching the truth a little when it comes to Teen Mom. Now and then the cast members will point out that events looked much different on the show than how they remember them really happening. Lately, the network has been accused of “faking” entire storylines as the cast member’s lives become more peaceful and less drama filled. But would MTV fake Maci and Taylor’s plans to adopt?
The McKinneys have been discussing adoption frequently this season, and sometimes it seems like their adoption plans are right around the corner. But one fan pointed out a hole in this storyline.
“How could Maci and Taylor realistically adopt a child from foster care?” asked reddit user Larrysallenwrenches. “They said they wanted a child around 4 years old. I’ve had friends who have fostered and some adopted. When fostering, you can’t even post pics of them on SM. How could they be on tv?”
Many fans believe there’s a simple explanation: MTV faked the whole thing!
“Not to be that person but I’m almost 90% sure that whole thing was set up as a storyline more so than a real life thing they’re seriously going to do,” wrote user mollybrooke95. “It was probably a small thought that they had that mtv took and ran with to create a story.”
“Yep,” agreed constantreader55. “They might like the idea, but I think within 2 years they’ll have another biological baby and by then I feel like they’ll think they have enough kids.”