Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Derek Underwood's Mother and Sister Attend Farrah's Book Signing:

Farrah and Sophia have been on a book tour for her first book: My Teenage Dream Ended. Her most recent signing was at a Barnes & Noble in Omaha Nebraska. 

Stormie Clark (Derek's mother) and her daughter Kassy heard about the event and decided to go, hoping to see precious little Sophia there. She was kind enough to share with alltheteenmoms.com exclusively her experience that day.

Derek's mother Stormie and Sister kassy

As you may remember from Teen Mom Farrah and Derek's family don't have the best relationship. Farrah fought Derek's mother over wanting visitation with Sophia. Since then Stormie and family have only seen Sophia a handful of times. So when they found out that Sophia may be at Farrah's book signing they thought it would be the perfect opportunity to go and see her in person. 

Stormie brought along her 2 other granddaughters as well. As soon as they walked in they spotted Sophia. Her granddaughter Ali headed straight for her. The family all watch Teen Mom so Ali recognized her right away. These two little girls had only met two other times in their little lives. Ali and Sohpia are only 2 months apart in age and began chatting right away.

Stormie:  "I had tears in my eyes seeing them together. It was so bittersweet." 

Debra was following Sophia around the store. 
Stormie: "I said hi to Debra. She said hi. I asked her if I could take a picture of Sophia & Ali. She said sure. I was very grateful for that, but not 100% certain that she knew who I was...Debra & I have never met." 

Debra took Sophia back up to the front where Farrah was busy signing books for fans. Stormie: "I had also planned on trying to talk with Farrah about our issues and that hopefully we could move past them... but I could see that she was busy signing books and I didn't want Farrah feeling uncomfortable during her book signing, so I decided that we should leave."

Sophia and her cousin Ali

Little Ali cried when she had to leave Sophia. It's so sad because she doesn't understand why she can't see her cousin. It seems to me that Stormie is very willing to work things out with Farrah. I'm sure she would do anything to be a part of her granddaughter's life. Sophia is all that is left of Derek and no matter the family drama, the children shouldn't be affected. After talking with Stormie, my heart goes out to her. I hope that they all can work out their differences in the future and at least learn that the children are the most important. I wish the entire family the best of luck! 

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  1. Watching Dereks family not being supportive and even not help her at all actually made it difficult for this single mom, to receive sofias entitled death benefits maybe the reason why she is hesitant. I do not blame her one bit, why all the trouble in helping your GRANDAUGHTER the only legacy of your son to receive benefits that she is entitled? I wouldnt let you see her either, what do you contribute in the aid of your grandchild. seeing your grandchild is not a right it is a privledge and you lost that privledge when you made it difficult for farrah to get what is rightfully sophias, you were not supportive than so why now, now that she doesnt need your help? When she is doing good and signing books you want to talk about your issues, thankfully you came to your sense and was not selfish and your kids dont understand why they cant see their cousin? Ya they are sooo baffled as to why, they dont even know her and it is them hearing YOU complain and talk sh!t as to why they even know anything, giveme a break. Should of been helpful and supportive from day 1 instead of insinuating that it wasnt dereks child leaving a pregnant teen with NO help on her own. Farrah you do not owe them sh!t!!!!

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    1. Do you actually know them all personally?

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    2. Wow you actually sound like Farrah. Sad.

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    3. Did you even WATCH teen mom anonymous? They didn't even know Sophia existed until teen mom came on. Farrah told Derrick Sophia wasn't his when they were fighting. Then he died. If you were a mother and you remember a girl telling you son the baby isn't his and then the girl comes out of NOWHERE asking for benefits would you readily relinquish them? No. Farrah told them Sophia was not Derrick's. That's why they asked for a DNA test first. Please don't even comment if you don't even pay attention to the show. If you would keep your child away from their grandmother you are a bad mom period. It isn't about how you feel it's about your child. You are selfish.

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    4. um Excuse me YOU did You help Farrah and Sophie along there tough times Hmmmm NO I bet ya didnt cause you probably were kissing someones ASS and BLAMING it on them that THEY made you!!!!!

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    5. First of all, I dont blame Farrah in the least... My father and his family have done NOTHING for me in 10+ years, and now that I am a mother, they think they can walk back into my life, and have something to do with my kids? I dont think so...

      Same thing or not, doesnt matter, its still the grandparents thinking they have "rights" to these babies, when they dont!! If Dereks mom wanted something to do with Sophia, it would make much more sense to call Farrah and say, hey i would like to meet my grand daughter, instead of trying to take her to court...

      You have NO right calling some one a bad mom for keeping their children away from their grandmother.. You have no idea what situations happen all the time so who the hell are you to speak? There was a grandmother caught trying to breastfeed her newborn grandson... with her boob in his mouth.. would YOU let this woman around your child? How about if the grandmother is abusive in any way? or if she is a convicted felon, or just simply isnt allowed around children at all.. Would you allow your child around a woman like this? Regardless of who she is to you? I would hope not, cause if you would, YOUR the bad mother... Its not about the parents, its about the children, and what might be BEST for said child. Some people are too quick to judge.

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  2. I feel so sorry for derek's mother her son dies and then she isn't even allowed to see the little girl that he left! It isn't fair Farrah should at least allow visitation that is supervised by her....she is a selfish bitch. :(

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    1. i dont see farrah as selfish or a bitch i understand the situation i would feel the samr way about dereks parents but on the other hand i do think its only fair and right to let dereks family see sophia ans squash the drama (no drama = no strss) i think it would make her feel a whole lot better

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  3. I don't think Farrah is mature enough to handle this situation fairly. Fairly does not mean "free access" necassarily - it might mean period visits, perhaps even with supervision or what not. But Farrah is too self centered. So sad.

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  4. In all the episodes that Derreks family makes an appearance or is mentioned it is pretty clear that they never cared for Farrah. This Stormie didnt even want to help Farrah get Sofia's benefits! I would want to stay away from them too. They are so transparent. She doesn't owe them anything. They only care now that they see her on TV all the time. They want to see if maybe they can get in on some of that 15min of fame action. If they were kind and supportive of her we would have seen much more of them these last three years that Farrah has been on TV. They would have been a bigger part of her life. When you tell your boyfriends parents that you are pregnant with his baby they may not be thrilled but they should at least support the Mama instead of immediately doubting it might be his. This is all my opinion of course. I certainly don't know any of these people personally but Derrek's family is not painted in a pretty light on television and I clearly don't feel sorry for them. I think they did it to themselves and thats why they are on the outs.

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    1. If you lost your teenage son... and there was a little piece of him walking around on this Earth... do you really think that you would only want to see that child for fame?

      I don't think that is the case at all. Farrah and Derek's family obviously had issues before Derek died. Regardless of what the issues were, children shouldn't be punished. Sophia will never know her father... should she not ever know his family either? I hope when she is old enough she decides to contact them herself. She probably will.

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    2. Yes I do think that they would only want to see her for fame otherwise they would have helped her with the benefits instead of being jerks.
      As far as "punishing" Sophia - I don't think that is what she is going. The relationship between Derek's family and Farrah is damaged. It doesn't get better overnight and they have had a couple of years to mend it since the blatant refusal to help Farrah. They were jerks and probably not very smart because if they were smart they would have helped her knowing that it would have been a start to mending the relationship. Instead they decided to make it worse. Making up for that kind of betrayal doesn't happen overnight. I'm not a fan of Farrah either. But you are totally right about one thing...if Soph doesn't have a relationship with them before 18 she will most definitely seek them out herself then. I am just a spectator but that's my opinion. Who knows!

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  5. Farrahs a bitch. She never even told derek she was pregnant and she didnt let them see sophia even before stormie was just a jerk about the benefits. Stormie and kassry are bitches for being jerks about the benefits. But for sophias sake farrah needs to let her see her fathers family. Sophia will never have a father and thats no ones fault (except whoever caused the car crash) but Farrah needs to allow her daughter to have something of him. It dosent matter what farrahs done and it dosent mayter what stormies done. Sophia will suffer even more if this isn't settled soon. Although stormie could have picked a better time to try to talk

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    1. i understand y stormie went to see sophia when she did and i think it was nice of her not to bother farrah and make problems at a book signing of farrahs

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  6. I have no doubt Derek's family disliked Farrah. As did Daniel's family and....

    Farrah is hard to like. REALLY hard to like. ANd as others have pointed out, she said that the baby was not Derek's, so it doesn't surprise me that they did not go out of their way for the whole benefits thing. That and she was making no effort with them, and they knew once they did the DNA test Farrah would never let them see Sophia again.

    Farrah only used them to get the benefits.

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    1. Agreed I honestly I doubt they would ever see Sophia again. The only way they would see Sophia again is when she is older and she makes the decision herself. Farrah and her mother would never let them around sophia Farrah is just like her mother cold and mean she has no compassion. For anyone but herself you would think Debra could understand not seeing Sophia and missing her. Because Debra was once in the outs with Farrah and she didn't see Sophia for while but no. Derek is dead and he is never coming back I truly feel sorry for Derek family if this was Maci or any of the other girls I could see them letting go of the past. And allowing their kids father family in their kids life. But this is Farrah and she is self center mean heartless person I have seen on tv what harm could derek family do. Just to see Sophia what did Derek sisters ever do to Farrah to make her so upset that she won't even allow his sister daughter to spend time. With her cousin farrah is just selfish she write a book bashing a dead guy who can't defend himself makes money off his death and try to make everyone feel sorrry for her. When ever Farrah find out that Derek family was there and take a picture of sophia and aly together Farrah is going to flip out. And start bad mouthing them again this situation is sad and the real victims are derek's family and Sophia.

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  7. I feel terrible for Derek's family. If my baby's dad passed away I would want his family involved in my child's life regardless of my feelings towards them. I think Sophia will grow up to one day be angry at Farrah for not letting her be part of her dad's side of the family

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  8. Honestly, I don't think we are going to get the whole story of what happened between Farrah, Derek (his family) before his death. Regardless of what Farrah's written in her book, I wonder if she actually knows what happened during that period (or if she believes the "stories" she's been telling). She's told different stories about her relationship with Derek, so I'm going to take what she says with a grain of salt.

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  9. Aw. This is a beautiful picture. It's really sad that these two families can't come together and work out some sort of arrangement for the sake of these two little girls. I have to wonder if Farrah ever thinks that she made a big mistake by keeping Sophia away from half of Sophia's family. Family is very important. Especially when there's a loss involved. Farrah should have told Derek that she was carrying his baby before he died. Sophia will never know her father and Farrah will have that weighing on her shoulders for life. Maybe this is why Farrah is so harsh to everyone around her. Guilt? Whichever the case, these families need to come together for the sake of Sophia and Aly. If Farrah "loved" Derek so much then why keep what is left of him away from his only daughter.. God bless both families.

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  10. I think there is way more to this story than we will ever know, we have only really heard Farrah's side, which of course she is going to make it out to be Stormie's fault. At the end of the day it should be what is best for Sophia & that is knowing her fathers family. It's the closest thing she has to her dad. I feel like this will come back to bite Farrah in the ass when Sophia is old enough to figure things out on her own.
    And Deborah should be putting more effort into getting Farrah to allow Sophia to see be family, as Farrah's mother she should set an example not allow Farrah to treat people like dirt, not only that but encourage her behaviour. No wonder Farrah is the way she is. She doesn't have a very good role model in how to treat people.

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  11. If memory serves, there was an issue a few seasons back that Stormie had filed for grandparent visitation, at the very same time as she was denying Derek was the father when Farrah was attempting to collect SS benefits for Sophia. How are you both the grandparent ADN not the grandparent? As always, there is more to this, and whether or not they care for Farrah, perhaps the best foot to put forward was NOT contesting Sophia collecting benefits, and expecting visitation in the very next breath.

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  12. Wow, to all those judging yet throwing out words like bitch is beyond me nobody here really knows who farrah is and what her story is but obviously she's going to have harsh feelings when she's in raising the little girl by herself send birth and think about it if the judge thought that Derek's family deserved to see you Sophia they would be seeing her right now but obviously there is something more to the story that maybe none of us know so I think everybody should keep your comments to themselves and let this girl live

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  13. She had to submit to a DNA test because there was no father listed on Sophia's birth certificate, not because anyone doubted/ denied it. He isn't here to sign paternity acknowledgement papers & wasn't when she was born, thus a test to confirm he is indeed her father & apply for benefits. I'm not sure why so many are up in arms about her getting the money anyway. Do you know how small a benefit check for someone as young as Derek would be? She probably made more during her pizza waitress days. I'm thinking that may have been encouraged by MTV to generate a story/ ratings.

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  14. Derek's sister said, and I quote, "He always wanted to be there for [Sophia]. There was never a doubt in his mind that she was his."

    Why would Kassy sit there and say that Derek always said Sophia was his, and that he wanted to help raise her if he didn't even acknowledge that he had a child? I can tell you why: because Derek and his family were 100% aware that Farrah was pregnant, but they didn't start caring until they found out she landed on a TV show. Derek's dad also acknowledged that he knew about the pregnancy on the show. Derek's family knew, but his sister was a teen mom so they probably thought they were dodging a bullet by Farrah denying he was the dad. And they probably wouldn't have been as sentimental had they never seen Sophia. Putting a face to the "imaginary baby" that they ignored for so long probably made it much harder to ignore her.

    A very important thing to keep in mind: a JUDGE, not Farrah, decided that Sophia didn't need to see her grandmother. People act like Farrah should be expected to give Stormie tons of chances. Should Maci give Ryan 2 extra days just because he wants it even though mediation said no? Should Corey try and get full custody of Ali and Aleeah since fans say Jeremy is a bad person and abuses Leah? (Just a FALSE example). No. Because at the end of the day, NONE of us know the story except Farrah and Stormie.

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  15. Hey Miss Mia.. STFU! You must be FARRAH talking or her psycho family. Farrah told Derek that her baby wasn't his!! Read her book Einstein. That's what she said. She didn't want Derek in her life anymore. And Derek's sister said he said he wudda been there for you even if the baby wasn't his. That's what she said so Stfu! Farrah's a whiny ass ugly crotch rocket fame Ho that needs to grow the Eff up. She's messin with Sophia's Life here. BTW FARRAH, your book was very poorly written. It sux! Ha!!!! Why you gaining weight? Eatin too much of yo sassy sauce.. Ha!!!

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    1. Did you just call Farrah a motorcycle? Because that's what a crotch rocket is lmao.

      Telling people to shut the fuck up, calling people names, and bashing other people's opinions like yours are fact does nothing to get your point across. It makes you look simple. Oh and calling someone fat (especially someone with a body like Farrah's, which as far as I can tell doesn't have an ounce of fat on it) is just ugly and rude. I don't see how calling her fat helps support your argument that Farrah is in the wrong and Derek's family is right.

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  16. Dereks father sees Sophia. It isnt as if Farrah is keeping all of his family away from her-just the ones who were uncooperative or rude. I seem to remember them bailing on play dates as well as the dna test site. Farrah may have attitude but I think after having parents who are clearly unable to parent anyone along with constant fights probably set her up to ruin any relationship because she doesnt know what a real one should be like. She is young. She will grow. Maybe if Dereks mom doesnt badmouth Farrah things may change. You cant heal things overnight.

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  17. Shame on you Farrah And Debra And Michael for thinking that it's okay to come between Sophia and her own family.
    Debra bitch slaps Farrah on national television, (which she obviously deserved now that I've seen all of the seasons), she punches Farrah in the lip and psyches out and the police are called BY Farrah. The police officers almost shoot Debra because she wouldn't drop her knives and gets arrested..All in front of Sophia...

    Farrah's father Michael beats the shit out ta Derek when he was alive and Farrah calls the cops again and he goes to jail for punching and threatening to kill a minor and also has a knife in his hand.

    Debra is a psycho alcoholic, and Michael thinks he's Rocky Balboa.
    Hmm.. Yeah! I'd want my child to grow up around these disastrous mental Freaks!

    Nice grandparenting there boys & girls.

    It's obvious they're jealous of Derek's parents being Sophia's grandparents. There are no records of Derek's parents being psychotic criminals. Oh. And Farrah admits to drug use.

    Take them back to court.

    Team "Save Sophia"!!!!

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  18. @Anonymous Definitely something to think about. Sophia isn't surrounded by the most sane people.

    Feel sorry for Sophie. Your daddy is your angel Sophie.

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  19. I don't believe they have a right to visitation. They didn't pay Farrah child support. Without that, I don't think they should have any rights. DNA doesn't necessarily make you family.

    I can't STAND Farrah. But if I were dumb enough to get myself in her situation, I wouldn't want to plan my life around Derek's family's schedules when they never even helped.

    Would be nice to see Sophia placed with a decent family who takes the darn pacifier away.

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  20. Having been physically abused by my grandmother through the first twelve years of my childhood, I don't believe in grandparent rights.

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  21. Farrah, you should be ashamed of yourself. Derek is crying in heaven because of you.

    Too bad that you will never grow an actual heart to be sorry for what you have done to your innocent daughter.

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