“Jill & Jessa: Counting On” Jessa Duggar, 23 and husband Ben Seewald, 20, might soon adopt a baby to expand their family. They got married in November 2014 and Spurgeon, their biological son came in a year’s time. They are now ready to care for one more baby.
As per Wonderwall, the Seewalds are ready to give their son a sibling through adoption. Jessa says they are doing everything they can from paperwork to homestudy. They are ready for the child whenever God opens the doors.
Jessa is happy to point out she has many friends who have walked the path of adoption. The golden-hearted lady is now looking out for the many kids out there who have never known a family. She would love to open her home out to them.
Born and brought up among 18 siblings of her own, Jessa looks out to extending her family. Jessa and Ben have had their plans of adoption even before they got married. Soon after marriage she was pregnant with their first born. She revealed that counselors had asked her to wait till the child gets nine months old before she can adopt.
She goes on to say that it is not about the number but cherishing the ones that God brings for them, whether one or more. “I would love a house full of kids!” she chirps happily. “Ben jokes about wanting 15 sons, but I imagine we will probably have a good mix of boys and girls.”
Jessa’s elder sister Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard are also planning to adopt. They have a 12 months old son, Israel. They may do that while performing missionary work in Central America.