Ashli Gerdes

MTV's Teen Mom cast members, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra spoke to a standing room only crowd at St. Cloud State University Tuesday. The couple shared their experience with choosing adoption for their biological daughter when they were teenagers and the challenges they faced in their personal lives. Lowell says she wanted better for her child than she had growing up.

The final season of Teen Mom ended last year. Baltierra says when the MTV camera's stopped rolling they had to find other ways to share their story.

During the presentation the couple mentioned some of the goals they had set for themselves prior to the adoption process, and credited achieving those goals to making the decision to go forward with adopotion.

The event was hosted by SCSU For Life and Bethany Christian Services.