Why ‘Counting On’ Fans Think Jessa Duggar Will Adopt Her Next Child

If there’s anything the Duggar family’s known for, it’s having a seriously huge family. It all began with Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, an ultra-conservative couple who began their series, 17 Kids and Counting, on TLC many years ago. Now, we know the happy couple have 19 kids in total, and they’re all growing up fast. And Jessa Duggar, a fan favorite, is married and gearing up to have her third child with husband Ben Seewald.

Jessa loves children just as much as her famous mother, and she’s even discussed adoption as something she’d be seriously interested in in the past. Here’s why fans suspect she’ll be adopting a child sooner rather than later.

We know Jessa Duggar won’t be finished having kids after her third

Jessa and the rest of the Duggars can’t wait until she has her third baby. People reports Jessa and Ben are expecting the child in the spring of 2019, and they see every child as a new blessing in their lives. And while three babies is certainly a lot to handle (as Ben told the publication, they’re switching from “man-to-man to zone coverage”), they’ve stated in the past that they’re willing to have as many children as God will bless them with.

E! News notes back when Jessa and Ben were just newlyweds, Jessa discussed how much she loves children and can’t wait to have a few of her own. As she said in a video clip, “I might have more than 19 kids.” Not only that, but she also mentioned that if she was to have as many children as Michelle, they probably wouldn’t all be biological. “I want to adopt a lot,” she added.

Jessa and Ben have looked into adoption options in the past

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Jessa and Ben’s lives are about to change forever with the addition of a new baby, but even before child No. 3 was in the picture, the couple have stated that they looked into adoption options. Back in 2016, Us Weekly reported that when their first son, Spurgeon, was just 5 months old, they were planning on moving forward with paperwork to make their dreams of adopting real. “We have many friends who have walked this road, so we have seen firsthand the amazing power of adoption,” Jessa said. “There are so many kids out there who are longing for the love of a family, and we feel strongly about opening our hearts and our home to welcome them in.”

We know now that Jessa and Ben put their adoption plans on hold when she got pregnant with their second son, and it seems they’re holding off once again due to her third pregnancy. But they’ve clearly already done their research and are ready to welcome more little ones into their home.

Fans think they’ll adopt sooner rather than later

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Will Jessa continue to have a few more children biologically, or will she adopt a baby following the birth of her third? We can’t say for sure, but fans seem convinced she’ll be adopting a child sooner rather than waiting much longer. Before Jessa and Ben announced they were having baby No. 3, In Touch Weekly notes Reddit users commented on the likelihood of them adopting. “They’ve been talking about adoption since the beginning and I think they understand that it will be easier to do now with only two children than later when they have however many more,” one user on Reddit commented. Another said, “I think that they’re also concerned about getting Henry’s allergies or any of his sensitivities like that solved. But maybe all those things add up to them deciding it’s God’s way of telling them to wait and adopt.”

We’ll have to ultimately wait and see what Jessa and Ben decide, but there’s no doubt they’ll have way more than just three kids. Cheers to the happy (and growing) family!

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