Teen Mom 2: The Truth About Chelsea Houska's Ex Adam Lind

Ever since MTV viewers were first introduced to Chelsea Houska's first baby daddy Adam Lind in her episode of 16 and Pregnant, he's been problematic AF. (Who can forget the time that he called their then-newborn daughter Aubree a "mistake"? Yeah, not us.) Since then, he's flitted in and out of Aubree's life, even as she's grown into a preteen.

It is a storyline that has played out since the 16 and Pregnant days, continuing throughout the many seasons of Teen Mom 2, which has been on the air for nearly 10 years. In addition to his on-and-off parenting with Aubree — as of 2020, he can only see his daughter during supervised visits, as well as attending school lunch with her once a week, according to The Sun — Adam has faced many legal troubles as well. (Not to mention a permanent separation from his second daughter, Paislee.)

Below, get to know the real story behind Adam Lind's often controversial ways.

Adam Lind has been arrested numerous times

Chelsea Houska's ex has a rap sheet a mile long. In fact, Adam Lind has been locked away for everything from alleged domestic violence to not paying child support. According to Starcasm, Adam's most recent arrest was in August 2020, during which he was briefly held in jail for "expired plates and failure to pay child support." The site reports that Adam has dealt with numerous child support issues before, including another arrest and two warrants ordering him to pay. (In addition to his daughter with Chelsea, Adam is also the biological father of Paislee with ex Taylor Halbur — though he is no longer her legal dad. More on that below.)

Additionally, Adam has been accused of domestic assault by several of his ex-girlfriends, two of whom filed restraining orders against him, Starcasm reports. Adam has also been arrested for multiple DUIs and other vehicle-related problems, like driving with a revoked license. He also "failed two court-mandated drug tests," as per the site.

Adam Lind signed away his parental rights to daughter Paislee

In September 2018, Adam Lind infamously waived his parental rights to his second-born, Paislee, whom he shared with ex-girlfriend Taylor Halbur. As per The Ashley, Adam appeared in court and "was asked various questions by the judge, and was required to verbally confirm that he was aware that he was terminating his rights to Paislee forever. Adam confirmed that he was aware that the decision was permanent." Paislee was 5 years old at the time.

Fortunately, Paislee was then adopted by her mom's husband, Joe Leonard, which Taylor excitedly shared to Instagram. (Though the post has since been deleted, The Ashley shared that Taylor captioned the photos, "It's official... Paislee Mae Leonard #happyadoptionday #happytears.")

Though Adam is still the legal father of his firstborn, Aubree, with Chelsea Houska, Chelsea's husband Cole DeBoer has made no secret of wanting to adopt the 11-year-old.

"In a heartbeat, Cole would [adopt Aubree]. But in order for that to happen, Aubree's dad would have to agree completely," she told her Teen Mom 2 co-star Kail Lowry on an episode of Kail's podcast, Coffee Convos, as per The Ashley.