To say it's been a rough year for Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar would be putting it very mildly.
The Josh Duggar sex scandals damaged their family's reputation seemingly beyond repair and led to the cancelation of the TLC reality series that had been their livelihood for seven years.
Now, however, it looks as though Michelle and Jim Bob may be planning to kill two birds with one stone by adding to their massive brood and distracting the public from the ugly events of the past year all at the same time.
According to Life & Style, the Duggars are planning to adopt a child, bringing their total number of offspring to a nice round 20.
“They’ve been mulling it over for a long time, and they feel the time is right to get legal advice and get the process underway,” a source tells the tabloid. “They’re looking to adopt a child in the New Year."
The source says the Duggars have no preference with regard to the child's sex, ethnicity or age:
“Michelle says she doesn’t care if they adopt a boy or a girl, or what ethnicity the child is. She says she just wants to help a child’s life.”
The Duggars have long been open about their desire to welcome another kid.
Even after Michelle's miscarriage in 2011, she and Jim Bob continued trying to conceive until a doctor told them another pregnancy would put her life at risk.
So get ready for the possibility of twentieth Duggar child.
We're sure Jim Bob has the baby name dictionary open to the "J" section already!