Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, whose family life is chronicled on the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” have announced that they are trying to conceive a 20th child. The news comes nearly 2 years after Michelle suffered a devastating miscarriage, and the show’s current season has hinted the couple was considering adoption as a way to grow their family. Today.com has more:
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The “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV mom says she and husband Jim Bob Duggar are hoping to be “blessed” with another pregnancy.
“I would hope, but we are not expecting right now,” Michelle, 47, shares in a new interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop. “I would be so grateful if the Lord blessed us with another one. We’re trying at this point and we shall see if that is a possibility. If not, we are so thankful and grateful for the ones that God has given us so far. We are also definitely enjoying our grandbabies! They are so precious!”
Michelle and Jim Bob, 48, are already parents to 19 children with names all starting with “J,” and have three grandchildren: Their oldest son Josh, 25, is a father of three with wife Anna: Mackynzie, 4, Michael, 2, and Marcus, 4 months.
In an interview with the TODAY show in April, Michelle and Jim Bob, married 29 years, said they have considered adopting their 20th child. “We’re praying about if the Lord would want us to adopt,” Michelle said. Jim Bob added, “We have set up our home to be designed for taking care of children. We love children, and we really believe every child is a special gift from God.”