Follow four teenage mothers as they struggle to juggle caring for their children, education, family and love lives at a time when most teens would be more concerned with what they're going to wear to the prom.
Maci Bookout Maci had plans to go to college with her boyfriend Ryan and her friends, however this all changed when she became pregnant. When her son (Bentley) was born she decided to stay at home and take online classes instead. Her relationship with her babies father Ryan is strained at best, and she has made it clear on several occasions that she has stayed with him for Bentley alone. Ryan goes out of town for work often, sometimes for weeks at a time, which means Maci struggles with bringing up Bentley alone and trying to study. In the end Maci drops her online classes to focus mainly on Bentley, and agrees to marry Ryan. However, things take a turn for the worse and she breaks off the engagement. After they have a talk, she takes him back but does not want to get married. Once again they break up, and Maci takes Ryan to court for child support. They both find new partners and discover how difficult it is to parent together after a break up.
Farrah and Sophia
Farrah Abraham: Farrah was a cheerleader at school, until she became pregnant with her child Sophia. Sophia's father was killed before she was born. She lives at home with her Mom Debra, with whom she argues with constantly; accusing her of nagging her about everything. Farrah tries to juggle everything, thinking that she is still able to carry on being a teenager and being a mom. She tries to juggle her friends, dating, a modelling career, culinary college, work and being a teen mom. This leads her Mom Debra to try to convince her that she needs to be focussing on Sophia and her classes instead of going out with her friends and boys.
Carly and her adopted parents
Catelyn Lowell: Catelyn became pregnant with her child Carly by her boyfriend Tyler. They both made the decision after their baby was born to give her up for adoption. It was an open adoption which means that they can keep in regular contact with her and recieve pictures etc. While they felt that this was the right decision for them and their baby Catelyns mother and her boyfriend (who is actually Tyler's Dad) did not agree. This caused Catelyn to move in with her boyfriend Tyler. She tries to juggle school, her decision and bridging the gap with her parents. Tyler proposes to Catelyn, which she accepts, she thinks everything is finally going right. However, she has to move back home with her family, who now lives an hour away from school. Their relationship becomes rocky after Catelyn gets caught in a lie and Tyler is struggling with guilt from the adoption.
Amber and Leah
Amber Portwood: When Amber became pregnant with her child Leah by her fiance Gary she dropped out of school and grew up fast. Gary works 12 hour days to support his family and Amber stays at home all day alone looking after Leah. This causes many loud arguements, often in front of Leah. Amber is mad that Gary does not help with Leah, however Gary says that he is tired from working all day and that she has it easy being able to stay at home and look after Leah. She wants to finish school and open her own beauty salon, however her dreams have to go on hold when she leaves Gary after a big arguement. She finally seems to get her life on track and starts working at a local salon and takes her GED at college. Gary and Amber get back together, and try to work on their relationship.