JADE Cline has opened up about her experience in foster care, after previously sharing her hope to adopt her next child.
The Teen Mom 2 star spoke about her adoption goals last month and has now given more insight on her decision.
Jade Cline spent a few years in foster careCredit: Instagram / @jadecline_
After a series of inquiries about her cosmetic procedures, tattoos, and her past in cosmetology school, the mom of one was asked about her childhood.
“You were adapted [sic]?” one inquired, to which the TV personality responded: “No. I was in foster care then aged out.”
A second follower then asked: “You said in foster care, so is your mom not your real mom, sorry I don’t know the whole story.”
She discussed her experience on InstagramCredit: Instagram
The mom of one ended up in the system during high schoolCredit: Instagram
Jade then explained her familial dynamic, admitting: “Long story on how I ended up there. But yes my mom is my biological mom. I was in foster care when I was in high school then ended up aging out.”
“I plan on adopting my next child,” she explained in another Instagram story.
“There are a lot of children in the system that need homes, I plan to foster to adopt.”
Jade wants to adopt a sibling for her daughterCredit: Instagram
She shared her desire to foster and then adoptCredit: Instagram
Jade already shares her three-year-old daughter Kloie with her on-and-off again boyfriend Sean Austin.
The young mom also expressed that she had a timeline in mind, saying she would be ready when “Klo is around five or six.”
Fans were unsure about the choice, though, as many reminded her of the serious nature of adoption.
“The entire point of the foster system is REUNIFICATION – not adoption,” one reminded, while another referenced her broken family life, explaining: “Her intentions are good, however, her home life is not.”
Fans were unsure about the decision due to her difficult family lifeCredit: MTV
Jade and her boyfriend fought eviction from their home in JanuaryCredit: MTV
The couple had stopped paying rent for their Indiana home featured on the television show.
Additionally, Jade’s mother and step-father were arrested in 2019 for possession of meth and suffer from drug addiction.
The brunette’s boyfriend also struggled with drug problems, but she recently announced that he has been clean for a “very long time.”
A fan asked the star about Sean’s parenting, writing: “How are things with Sean? Is he involved in yours and Kloie’s lives?”
Jade’s boyfriend was also a drug addictCredit: MTV
She explained that he has been clean ‘for a very long time’Credit: Instagram
“Sean is involved. He has really changed over the last year. He has really impressed me,” she gushed.
“He’s been clean for a very long time and completely turned his life around. He’s a great dad. I always knew he had it in him. That’s why I was always so tough on him. Sometimes people need tough love.
“But also a big credit to him because he wanted to change. I thank God for that everyday. Klo deserves an amazing dad and she has that.
“Me and him both agree that breaking the cycle is so important to us.”