“I opted not to be in the room because I didn’t want to see my daughter going through that,” she recalls.
Kayla adds, “The mood at the hospital was very sad and gloomy because Hope almost died, and no one was really sure if Ashlynn was going to make it.” Ashlynn is currently being cared for by one of Hope’s aunts, but Bailey’s parents say they would like to have custody of their grandchild.
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“She can provide a mom and a dad and a stable home for Ashlynn, and I would like to see that,” Lisa insists. Phil also asks the parents about a rumor that Hope wants to have another baby.
But, she says that she wants her sister to continue to raise the baby.
She insists that she had no idea that Hope and her boyfriend, Bailey, were having sex. Bailey’s mother, Sharon, explains that Lisa sent Sharon’s husband, Rod, a text message in October saying that Hope was pregnant.
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What is their relationship now — and are they at risk for having another baby? “Hope had never even gotten her period,” Lisa says. But Hope’s father, Matt, his fianceé, Kayla, and Bailey’s parents all say that Lisa is largely to blame for Hope’s decisions, and claim that she continued to enable her daughter by concealing her pregnancy for months.
Hope’s mother, Lisa, says that she was shocked to find out on Christmas Eve of last year that her daughter was pregnant — when Hope was already six months along.