'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood reportedly reunited with daughter
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/01/2010
Amber Portwood's separation anxiety is apparently over.
TheTeen Mom star has reunited with her two-year-old daughter Leah, according to reports.
"Leah is moving into Amber's new home, where Amber had her daughter's bedroom all set up for her return," a source told Us Weekly. "Amber is so excited to have Leah back!"
Indiana authorities reportedly returned Leah to her 20-year-old mother on Monday after Child Protective Services completed a review of Portwood's home.
"Amber hired someone to clean up her apartment recently and even went out over the weekend to buy a proper baby bed for Leah," a source told RadarOnline.
"She was trying to get everything up to par at home so that Child Protective Services would deem it a suitable place for Leah and she'd get her back; and it looks like it worked."
According to Portwood, she had previously agreed to give her ex-fiancee Gary Shirley temporary custody of their child even though the move had left her feeling "the lowest of the low" and battling anxiety and depression.
"Child Protective Services agreed it was safer for her to stay at Gary's because of all the photographers outside my house," she told Us last month.
However, according to RadarOnline, Leah was technically declared a ward of the state while authorities conducted an assessment which included an emergency child placement hearing in Anderson, IN, last week.
"Originally Amber was supposed to have a monitored visit today with Leah, but when [Child Protective Services] saw the change in her apartment they decided it met Leah's needs," the source told RadarOnline.
"[Child Protective Services] will continue to monitor Amber a few times a week and check in with her to make sure it's going well, but as of now, Leah is back in her care."