Michelle and Jim Bob. (Getty Images)
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have revealed that they are open to the idea of adopting a child if they are unable to have any more biologically. Michelle, 45, suffered a devastating miscarriage in 2011, a little girl they named Jubilee. But they're determined to add to their family in another way.
"We are praying about it, and we will see what God has in store," the mom of 19 – and grandmother of two! – tells People magazine. "Love for children has been placed on our hearts."
The family was first inspired by the idea after visiting an orphanage in China recently for a TLC special, "19 Kids & Counting: Duggars Do Asia," which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
And they don't necessarily plan to stop at 20. "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 … 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."
Jim Bob and Michelle are part of the Quiverfull religion, which believes in procreation (and not in birth control) and views children as "blessings from God."
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