Amber Portwood Welcomes Home Baby Leah!

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Amber Portwood and her baby Leah have reunited.

The two-year-old was under Indiana's control (as in the State of Indiana) after a very turbulent period, but officials returned her to the Teen Mom star Monday.

"Leah is moving into Amber's new home, where Amber had her daughter’s bedroom all set up," a source says. "Amber is so excited to have Leah back!"

LEAH'S HOME: Mother and daughter are together once again.

Just last week, we learned that Leah became a ward of the state, meaning decisions over where she lives falls to a judge and a government agency.

Portwood and ex-fiance Gary Shirley had earlier agreed that Leah was better off living with him for the time being. Child Protective Services agreed.

"It was safer for her to stay at Gary's because of all the photographers outside my house," Amber Portwood, who lives in Anderson, Ind., explained.

The star, who's battling serious anger issues, said living without Leah was "the lowest of the low. Every night she's been saying, 'Where's Mommy?'"

On November 18, Portwood was charged by Anderson police for attacking Shirley in front of Leah; she is faced with two felony battery charges.

Now she says she's picking up what's left of her life - or at least trying:

"I'm trying to put the pieces back together," she said. "I have to get better so when I get my baby back, she sees her mom as happy as can be."

Here's wishing her the best in that difficult, ongoing quest.

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