It’s been four years since former ‘Teen Mom 2’ star Adam Lind gave up parental rights to his youngest daughter Paislee, the daughter he welcomed with ex-girlfriend Taylor Halbur.
Halbur celebrated the adoption with her husband and Paislee’s adoptive father, Joe Leonard. Sharing a picture of the three on Instagram, she wrote about the moment Paislee officially became a “Leonard.”
Halbur’s Instagram account is private, but a fan took a screenshot of her post and shared it on Reddit.
“4 years. 4 years ago we walked into a courtroom. 4 years ago the paperwork was signed. 4 years ago Paislee was officially bestowed and took the surname Leonard,” Halbur wrote on Sept. 14. “There were tears, smiles, hugs and all sorts of emotions like relief, happiness and joy. 4 years ago today our whole world changed for the better. 4 years.”
Halbur and Leonard have been married since 2018.
Halbur and Lenoard split in 2014, almost a year after Paislee was born.
Weeks earlier, Halbur celebrated Paislee’s 9th birthday.
“To my little baby: Today is your 9th birthday. It feels like just yesterday that I held you in my arms for the first time,” she wrote. “Seeing you grow into the little lady you are becoming has brought us so much joy.”
“You are so loving, daring, kind, passionate, hilarious and so full of life,” she continued. “Shine on, radiant girl! We love you so much! Happy Birthday.”
Halbur and Lind welcomed Paislee together in 2013, but five years later, Lind signed his rights.
He still retains his parental rights to Aubree Lind-DeBoer, whom he welcomed with his ex-girlfriend, former “Teen Mom 2” star Chelsea Houska.
Like Leonard, Houska’s husband, Cole DeBoer, has expressed an interest in adopting Aubree.
DeBoer made the statement during a 2019 episode of “Teen Mom 2.”
The conversation came up after Paislee’s adoption went through.
“I spoke to Aubree off-camera last night about what’s going on with Paislee and if she wants the same for herself,” Houska said MTV cameras.
Aubree was confused about the situation.
“She wanted to know if Paislee was still her sister,” she explained. “And I think it made her kind of sad because it’s confusing for her.”
“If she asked me to do it, I would do it immediately,” DeBoer said. “But I don’t want to hurt her feelings.”
Houska’s father, Randy, encouraged his daughter to keep the conversation open.
“I don’t think you can force it,” he said. “You just have to let her make the decision. Just let them keep asking questions. When she is younger she will always think [Lind is] there – he’s coming back. But when she gets older, she’ll say, “You know what? I don’t know if he’s coming back.” So as she gets older, her brain matures. She will know.”
Aubree chose to take her stepfather’s last name and became Aubree Lind-DeBoer in 2018 because she wanted to be like her half-siblings.
“She obviously understood that she had a different father, but she felt kind of left out because she was the only one with a different last name,” a source told The Ashley’s Reality Roundup.
Houska and DeBoer have three children together: 5-year-old Watson, 4-year-old Layne, and 1-year-old Walker June.
To find out what happens next, don’t miss “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter” when it airs Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on MTV.