duggar adoption michelle jim bob The Duggars consider adoption: '19 Kids and Counting' family is open to the ideaJim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 children — plus two grandchildren and a third on the way — but they tell People magazine that they are “open to the idea of adoption.”

“We are praying about it, and we will see what God has in store. Love for children has been placed on our hearts,” says Michelle.

The comments were sparked by a recent trip to an orphanage while filming “19 Kids and Counting: Duggars Do Asia.” But it isn’t something that only Michelle and Jim Bob are excited about.

“The kids are definitely pushing towards wanting us to open our
home up to another child or more. They see how much we
have been blessed with and how little so many children have and they
want to share,” says Michelle. “We tell our children that would have to be something that
is God’s will for our family, and we will see if it is. Our children
love children, and we all do.”

Michelle also says that adoption isn’t the only thing they’re open to. The Duggars would be blessed to conceive another child, despite the heartbreak of losing little girl Jubilee to miscarriage in 2011.

“It doesn’t really matter whether I would have another or we would
adopt, but we want to approach it with an open heart,” she says. “We have friends that have adopted children who are a great
influence in our lives, and we have talked about their experiences. So
it’s something we’ve considered. We have to know for sure that is what
God wants for us to do.”

“When he gives us a child [through pregnancy], there is no doubt
in our minds that is what He wants, but when it comes to adoption, we
would have to know for sure that was His will.”

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