Another child will soon be joining the Duggar family! In Touch magazine reports that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will adopt a relative, making him their 20th child.
Jim Bob and Michelle will take custody of their 8-year-old great-nephew, stepping in to care for the child because their niece, Rachel Hutchins, is unable to parent. In Touch reports that Rachel is unemployed and homeless, as well as facing financial and legal issues.
The child was being cared for by Rachel’s mother, who is Michelle’s sister, but the woman suffered a stroke in July and the Duggars stepped in to temporarily care for him. The couple will make their guardianship permanent, going to court in November, then begin the adoption process.
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