RadarOnline and UsWeekly are both reporting that Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has now been awarded back custody of her daughter just a week after the 2-year-old was made a ward of the state, following domestic abuse charges.
According to UsWeekly, Amber welcomed her daughter Leah back into her home on Monday. “Leah is moving into Amber’s new home, where Amber had her daughter’s bedroom all set up for her return,” a source tells UsWeekly. “Amber is so excited to have Leah back!”
Just last week, Amber and her ex-fiance Gary Shirley appeared in an Anderson, Indiana, courtroom for an emergency child placement hearing concerning their daughter. The ruling back then was that Gary get temporary custody with Amber getting supervised visitation.
But according to RadarOnline, that all changed yesterday when the Child Protection Services visited her home for what was supposed to be a monitored visitation and ultimately decided the changes in Amber’s new home, which included a new bed for baby Leah, were more than suitable for Leah.
“Originally Amber was supposed to have a monitored visit today with Leah, but when CPS saw the change in her apartment they decided it met Leah’s needs,” a source told Radar. “CPS 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.”
RadarOnline adds that it is unclear if Amber’s parental rights have been reinstated. A source adds that Gary was very upset about the decision. “He really loves Leah and was so excited to have her when the court placed her in his care,” said the source.
Amber is still facing charges of domestic violence, and if found guilty, she could face up to three years in jail and fines up to $10,000.