Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are known for having a massive family. They have 19 kids, two grandkids, and their daughter-in-law Anna is currently pregnant. Some might say it’s time to hang it up, but their show isn’t called 19 Kids and Counting for nothing! Jim and Michelle are now considering bringing another child into their family via adoption!
“We are open to the idea of adoption,” Michelle reveals to PEOPLE. “We are praying about it, and we will see what God has in store. Love for children has been placed on our hearts.”
The Duggars recently flew to Beijing for TLC’s special 19 Kids & Counting: Duggars Do Asia, and while there, the family visited an orphanage and were all very 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.”
Jim and Michelle’s last pregnancy ended in miscarriage, but according to Michelle, that isn’t deterring her from carrying another child. “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,” Michelle states.
“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,” she explains. “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.”