Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard: Will They Ever Be Allowed to Adopt?!

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In recent weeks, Derick Dillard has made waves and angered both his famous in-laws and his former bosses.

As a result, Derick was fired by TLC after harshly criticizing transgender teen Jazz Jennings on Twitter.

Derick Dillard Reads to his Sons

The reaction against his unprovoked bullying campaign has been swift and harsh, but now it looks as though Derick might not be through suffering the consequences of his foolish remarks.

As fans are no doubt aware, Derick and Jill Duggar have talked about adoption on several occasions.

Obviously, the couple has kept busy making biological babies in recent years, but they seem to believe that the adoption option remains open to them should they ever decide to take advantage of it.

However, if they ever initiate the process, they may learn that that's simply not the case.

As In Touch Weekly points out Jill and Derick may have hurt their chances for adoption with their recent conduct.

Adoption agencies--particularly international agencies, of the sort in which Jill and Derick have expressed interest--often factor in the social media activity and political and religious views of prospective parents when making their decisions.

Jill Dillard, Derick Dillard

Jill has not publicly espoused Derick's transphobic views, but she has stated that she fully supports her husband in all matters.

That loyalty could work to her detriment if she and Derick ever decide to adopt.

Of course, thus far, several Duggars have spoken at length about adoption, but no one in the family has actually initiated the process.

Fans have expressed annoyance with those circumstances, arguing that it's beginning to look as though the Duggars simply enjoy the adulation they receive from fans when they talk about adoption, but would never actually take an adopted child into their home.

Jill and some of her sisters have also discussed the idea of becoming foster parents, but that seems even less likely.

Agencies that match foster children with families often have strict rules with regard to disciplinary practices and the sort of beliefs that foster parents are permitted to instill in their charges.

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And it seems unlikely that the Duggars would be willing to adhere to all the rules by which foster families must comply.

“Because of the trauma these children have endured, the agency does not allow corporal punishment,” reads a page on the Foster Family Home Inquiry website.

“Foster parents will need to recognize the religious beliefs of the foster child and support them in exercising their religious beliefs.”

The Duggars would likely be unwilling to accept a situation in which they were unable to use corporal punishment (the family's fondness for "blanket training" has been well-documented) or impart their own unorthodox beliefs to children living under their roof.

Ironically, all the talk of adoption and fostering that was supposed to highlight the Duggars' benevolent side is now bringing all their most controversial ideas and practices to the forefront.

Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV's most controversial family.

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