Jenelle Evans: Not Ready to Be a Teen Mom

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After a bitter custody war with her own mom, Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans decided to capitulate. For the sake of her 19-month-old son if nothing else.

"When he is older, I'll tell him I was really young and I couldn't put a roof over my own head, let alone his," says Jenelle of relinquishing custody of Jace.

The oft-at-odds mom and daughter tandem is working together to raise Jace, with Barbara Evans calling the shots, since Jenelle blows at parenting.

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Not Ready to Be a Mom

Jenelle, Barbara and Jace Evans. [Photos: Us Weekly]

While Jenelle takes few film-studies classes at a local community college, Barbara cares for the boy after working her full-time job at a department store.

As badly as Jenelle, 19, wants Jace back from her relentlessly critical mom, she realizes she's just not there yet. Dumping Kieffer Delp was a good start.

"Once I get a job, save money and have my own place for three months, I'll bring my mom to court," Jenelle says of her confrontational plan of attack.

At least they're getting along well enough to pose for Us Weekly.

"Jace wasn't asked to be born," Barbara says. "Somebody has to take care of him, and it's going to be me. I don't resent it. I love him to death."

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She has been saying this for MONTHS. Its NOT gonna happen. She loves pot and guys more than her son. It pisses me off when she does interviews she acts like she's the victim but she is a con artist and is NO victim. Jace is!!!!

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I had my son @ 19 and yes it was hard but I raised my son and got a place of my own I didn't choose a man or going partying over my son. Jenelle needs to grow the hell up and be responsible. Nobody told u to go and open ur legs u made that decision on ur own y is it that jace is paying for ur mistakes ur selfish GROW UP.

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Ya know I used to think Jenelle tried a little on the first few episodes of teen mom and her mom was being a total bitch. But she chose Keifer over her own son, which dont say anything good for her at all. When her mom cried and begged her to stay obviously shows she cares about Janelle and wants her to become something and a good mom to Jace. I'm glad she dumped Kiefer. Hopefully she can stay away from the drugs stay in college get a great job and get her son. I'm sure if her mom sees she is trying and doing a good job. She would gladly give her son back!!!! I think Leah is the best parent on Teen Mom yeah she made a mistake in 16 and Pregnant and almost lost Corey, but she ALWAYS took care of her children. she lives in the same area and shops where I live all the time. She is a great mom.

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Well, she needs to get herself together, and it seems like she's willing to do that. She keeps messing it up, but you can't blame her. Look at the person who raised her! Her mother! Her mother is a bitch. Jenelle is trying and trying and she will succeed eventually. She'll grow up and try to make that poor baby's life better. It's unhealthy for him to live in such environment. His grandmother is crazy and his mother is all over the place. But Jenelle will improve, fight for her child and hopefully will manage to actually raise him as a good person.

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Too bad she didn't think of that BEFORE giving herself up. Or better yet, used protection.

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im 20 and i just found out in jan that i have hpv. and i have to have surgery now it got to the point to where i might not have children. never tried to have any before but now i am bc i want to at least have them now before it gets to the next stage and turns into cancer. but as for janelle and all of them other girls who just leave their babies in the toilets and trash cans why open up your legs, sex is good but when your stomach is swollen and your in labor and you know you cant take care of yours give it up for adoption dont waste gov't money. and for the teen moms who went to work & finished school, im happy for you(:

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This whole situation is extremly upsetting to me as a young mother myself!! Granted YES I was a few years older then Janelle when I had my HANDSOME BABY BOYY! But my point is no matta what age or no matter the situation NO CHILD asked us to bring them into this world,let alone bring them here and just act as though u NEVER even havr had a child!! GROW THE F*CK UP JANELLE!! SERIOUSLY!

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Someone should sterilize this kid before she gets herself knocked up again. I was a mom at 18 ... of course it wasn't easy but I was determined to do the best for my daughter because that's what she deserves .. I worked full time and we were in our own place because I was not going to count on my parents for ANYthing because **I** am the one who "made my bed". There is no reason why our parents should have to raise our kids. They raised us. Jenelle is seriously an abomination.

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PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE ME FRIGGIN SICK. YOU SHOULD HAVE USED BIRTH CONTROL THEN WHEN YOU WERE HAVING SEX. THAT BEAUTIFUL BABY OF YOURS DOES NOT DESERVE YOU. THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD WHO WOULD DIE FOR THAT BABY. PEOPLE WHO WANT CHILDREN AND CANNOT HAVE THEM. I HOPE THAT BABY GETS A BETTER HOME THAN WITH YOU.

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@Kim my 16yr old friend is ready to be a mom well she thinks she is!!! she's due tomorrow and she's super excited!! it's so weird how Janelle couldn't be a mom but the other teen moms could why? because they actually love their kids more than they love partying!! Janelle is THE WORST TEEN MOM!!! thank goodness Jace has his Grandma!!