The Duggars consider adoption: '19 Kids and Counting' family is open to the idea

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duggar-adoption-michelle-jim-bob.jpg Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 children -- plus two grandchildren and a third on the way -- but they tell People magazine that they are "open to the idea of adoption."

"We are praying about it, and we will see what God has in store. Love for children has been placed on our hearts," says Michelle.

The comments were sparked by a recent trip to an orphanage while filming "19 Kids and Counting: Duggars Do Asia." But it isn't something that only Michelle and Jim Bob are excited about.

"The kids are definitely pushing towards wanting us to open our home up to another child or more. They see how much we have been blessed with and how little so many children have and they want to share," says Michelle. "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."

Michelle also says that adoption isn't the only thing they're open to. The Duggars would be blessed to conceive another child, despite the heartbreak of losing little girl Jubilee to miscarriage in 2011.

"It doesn't really matter whether I would have another or we would adopt, but we want to approach it with an open heart," she says. "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."

"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."

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