Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 children, two grandchildren and another child on the horizon. Now, they have told People that their family might not be done growing just yet.
“We are open to the idea of adoption,” Michelle said. “We are praying about it, and we will see what God has in store. Love for children has been placed on our hearts.”
The family visited an orphanage in China during a recent trip and were moved by what they saw.
“The kids are definitely pushing towards wanting us to open our home up to another child or more,” says Michelle. “They see how much we have been blessed with and how little so many children have and they want to share. 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.”
The couple lost their last pregnancy to miscarriage in 2011, but Michelle said, “We are open to whatever is in store. It doesn’t really matter whether I would have another child or we would adopt, but we want to approach it with an open heart.”
“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.”