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Amber Portwood Vows To Get Custody Of Daughter

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Mar. 9 2012, Published 9:30 a.m. ET

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Amber Portwood is vowing to turn her life around since being released from jail on February 24, and first on the agenda is regaining custody of her daughter, Leah.

As previously reported, Amber’s ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley has full custody of the couple’s 3-year-old, following the troubled Teen Mom star’s several brushes with the law and hospitalization after a suicide attempt.

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But, Amber’s brother, Shawn Portwood, tells the new issue of OK magazine that his sister is determined to win back her daughter and will do everything in her power to prove she is a fit mother.

“Amber is working real hard to get a new start going,” Shawn says. “Her entire life is dedicated to getting it together so she can get Leah back. And she’s going to do it.”

Amber, 21, is currently under court orders to live with her grandparents and Shawn says that is the best place for his troubled sister.

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“She’ll have a chance to grow up and act like an adult for once in her life,” he tells OK. “My grandmother’s a real spitfire and will keep Amber in place.”

For the full interview pick up the current issue of OK magazine — on newsstands now.


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