Duggars open to adoption: '19 Kids and Counting' to become '20'? (Photo)
Michelle Duggar of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" says she and husband Jim Bob are "open to the idea of adoption," more than a year after she suffered a miscarriage after becoming pregnant with their 20th baby.
The 45-year-old reality show matriarch made her comments to People magazine in an interview published on Tuesday, March 26, ahead of the finale of the cable channel's three-part special "19 Kids & Counting: Duggars Do Asia."
"We are open to the idea of adoption," Michelle told the outlet. "We are praying about it, and we will see what God has in store. Love for children has been placed on our hearts."
On Tuesday's episode of 19 Kids & Counting: Duggars Do Asia," the Arkansas-based pair and most of their children visit an orphanage in China. The show airs at 9 p.m. ET.
The Duggars are parents to 19 children -- Josh, 25; fraternal twins Jana Marie and John-David, 23; Jill Michelle, 21; Jessa Lauren, 20; Jinger Nicole, 19; Joseph Garrett, 18; Josiah Matthew, 16; Joy-Anna, 15; fraternal twins Jedidiah Robert and Jeremiah Robert, 14; Jason Michael, 11; James Andrew, 11; Justin Samuel, 10; Jackson Levi, 8; Johannah Faith, 7; Jennifer Danielle, 5; Jordyn-Grace Makiya, 4 and Josie Brooklyn, 3.
The Duggars are also grandparents. Their eldest child, Josh, and wife Anna, 24, are currently expecting their third child, who is due in June, People said.
Duggar had gotten pregnant with her 20th baby in 2011 and said the family planned on renaming their reality show accordingly. Michelle suffered a miscarriage that December.
Michelle Duggar also suffered a miscarriage during her second pregnancy more than 21 years ago, despite being on birth control pills. After the tragedy, the Duggars decided to "let God decide how many children we would have," according to a message on their website.