Leah Leeann Shirley was born on November 12, 2008 to Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley. Amber was sentenced on June 5, 2012 to 5 years in prison after she asked her original sentenced to be given as she did not feel she would able to stay clean out of jail. Gary received full custody of Leah last year and has been 6 months since Leah has seen her mother.
Trying to explain the situation to Leah - When I tried to tell her, Mommy’s in trouble, she got upset. So I've said, Mommy's at work or Mommy’s on vacation.
The breaking point I caught Leah going through the DVR and OnDemand on our television looking for episodes of Teen Mom to see her Mommy. I consulted a professional after that because I only want to right by my daughter.
Why he waited months to decide I had to find out for my daughter, Amber, and myself if it was best for Leah to go where her mommy is and visit. I learned that it is the best thing for Leah and Amber. It is in NO WAY a control thing.
When will she see Amber All the paperwork is finally in order so yes soon we will be visiting her. We are planning a small birthday party on the playground at the prison.