‘Teen Mom 2’: Is Cole Going to Adopt Aubree?

Chelsea Houska’s life is finally stable. After years of back and forth with baby daddy Adam Lind, Chelsea is finally in a loving and supportive relationship. Fans fell head over heels in love with Cole DeBoer as he stepped up to be a top-notch dad, not only to the kids he shares with Houska but also to Houska’s 9-year-old daughter, Aubree.

Now, everyone is waiting on bated breath for the day that Cole officially adopts the spunky tween. Fans will have to calm down though. While Cole said he’d jump at the chance to be Aubree’s legal father, the family of five is leaving the decision up to Aubree altogether, and she’s not entirely onboard just yet.

Aubree isn’t into the legal adoption just yet

Aubree, 9, has a rather complicated relationship with her father, Adam Lind. While Lind is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with Aubree, his parents have visitation rights. Recently, fans watched as Cole rushed to pick Aubree up from a scheduled visit with her grandparents when Adam showed up at the family’s home.

Chelsea has long attempted to facilitate a relationship between Aubree and her troubled dad. In January 2019 fans watched as Chelsea brought Aubree to a supervised visitation center to meet up with Adam. Lind did not show to the meeting, leaving Aubree feeling hurt, according to Inquistr.

While Aubree enjoys a father-daughter relationship with Chelsea’s husband, Cole, the introspective 9-year-old isn’t ready to give up hope on her dad. When asked if she was interested in being legally adopted, Aubree questioned whether her dad would still be her dad. When told that no, Adam would no longer be her father in a legal sense, she turned down the offer.

Adam Lind signed over his rights to his second daughter, Paislee

In 2018, Lind signed over his parental rights to his daughter, Paislee Mae. Paislee’s mother, Taylor Halbur dated Lind off and on for several years. The pair welcomed a child together in 2014, but the relationship did not last long. In 2017 Halbur married Joe Leonard. Lind, allegedly, jumped at the chance to sign away his parental rights, facilitating the adoption of Paislee, according to Starcasm.

Houska, Lind’s first baby mama, has insisted that she’d love for Cole to adopt Aubree, but she notes the entire situation is a bit more complicated than Paislee’s adoption. Because Aubree has regular visitation with Linds’ parents and she is older, there is more emotional turmoil involved in the adoption process. Houska noted on Teen Mom 2 that Aubree was having a difficult time understanding what Paislee’s adoption meant. She quizzed Houska about whether or not Paislee was still her sister.