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The Duggars Are Open to More Children

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Are Open to Family Expansion

Michelle Duggar may awe fellow moms by raising 19 children, but this Sunday will be a bittersweet holiday for the mother because her baby is back in the hospital. Dealing with the ups and downs of having a preemie (little Josie was born at 25 weeks gestation) has not rattled the Duggars' faith or family plans. In a recent interview with Radar Online, the large family's matriarch said she and her husband are open to growing their brood biologically or, possibly, by adoption. Here are the highlights:

  • On Josie's progress: "She is up to 5 pounds 15 ounces. She’s just taken off with her weight gain these last couple weeks now that she’s back at the hospital and so we’re really thankful for that."
  • On her faith being strengthened by Josie's arrival: "We had no where else to turn. There was nothing else I could do to help Josie other than prayer. I could cry out to God and cry out for mercy. Nothing is by accident and he allowed Josie to be born that day and we know that God has a special purpose for Josie."
  • To see what Michelle had to say about having another baby and adoption,


  • On her plans for family expansion: "We would love more! I’m 43 almost 44 this September, I know that my mommy years are probably numbered and I don’t know how many more children God will see fit to give me."
  • On being inspired by another family who adopted children including one with special needs: "They inspired us and it is something we’ve been praying about because we do love children. Each child really is a gift and that just doesn’t mean just our children. We asked the Lord to give us a love of children the way he loves children. That is something that we’ve prayed about and we’ll just see what the Lord has in store for our family in the future."

Photo courtesy of TLC

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worri worri 7 years
Sex is a good diversion for confusion,stress & poverty. Sex is like a powerful drug. Michelle & Jim are guilt ridden addicts.They can`t stop, they put it ahead of everything else, they have to convince themselves and everyone else it is divine, To keep consistent with the big guy in the sky they have a problem of offending the divine if they aren`t procreating while they are doing it. Maybe they should look at their family and the world and say excuse us but we have a problem.....
worri worri 7 years
Michelle & Jim Duggar are really acting pretty big. Maybe they should realize that old age is not the time to be talking about continuing a family. They should rent the movie the Titanic and watch it because they are acting that big at least, and are just as likely to sink their ship out of their reckless behaviour that ignores good advice from Doctors who know what they are talking about. Speaking of adoption it is the Duggars who may soon need to be adopting some of their children out to others to look after. And if you are not doing it but your daughters are or your Mother in Law is that is the same thing as adopting your children within your own family, take note Michelle. I don`t know who in their right mind would want to give their children to you to look after you are like the old woman who lived in a shoe who had so many children she did not know what to do. But what the heck just go to your room and spend your time trying to make more. If you wreck your health and pass on then your family can all adopt the orphans.
worri worri 7 years
Michelle & Jim Duggar must completely ignore the children they have already brought into this world. Who is paying any attention to them when Michelle & Jim are in the hospital preoccupied with trying to keep their latest baby alive? If these 'parents' really were given God`s love for children would that not keep them from just focusing on the sexy business of making more and make them look into the innocent faces of the neglected children hungry for love and everything else they need and want desperately to provide this in a way that would satisfy their hunger and needs and let them be whole people? I think they are just rationalizing the unlimited pursuit of their basic drives and aren`t fooling any person who has experienced sexual tension and conflict with their excuses for their lust and selfish behaviours. It isn`t easy to set aside ones own interests and just do what is right for the neglected and ignored people of this earth which all the other little anonymous Duggars are.
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I agree that enough is enough. You would think the new baby would open their eyes. They need to pay attention to their children, that one almost died for pete's sake.
smileyface smileyface 7 years
The picture with this post is just horrible. Look at how tiny she is and why did they stick that bow on her head? Thank God that she survived being born so early and seems to be doing well but I agree with anon--enough is enough.
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