Previously, Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar opened up about their plans to adopt. They still haven’t added a child to their family though, so they are getting some backlash for being “fake” and not taking any action.
The Counting On couple previously told Us in July 2020 that they were thinking about adopting baby number four. At the time, Ben said, “We could wait until all of our kids are grown and gone and then adopt, but I also think it’s kind of cool to have an adopted child growing up with the other kids. We’re just in a stage of, like, meeting with people who have adopted and getting advice, hearing their stories and seeing what that might look like for us.”
As they were “considering” adoption, the pair was talking to their friends and asking which adoption agencies they used. They have mentioned it before that July interview too.
Duggar fans have questions about Jessa & Ben Seewald’s adoption plans.
In the comments section of one of Jana Duggar’s recent posts about her garden, Jessa left a heart-eyed emoji. In response, a fan replied, “I thought you were going to adopt? You keep saying.. but all talk no action. Seems fake ?”
Jessa hasn’t replied to this comment, and it doesn’t seem likely that she will. She gets plenty of comments on social media and doesn’t have time to answer them all. Plus, many of them are negative so she may not want to address those questions, in particular.
It’s unclear whether Ben and Jessa are still planning to adopt a child. They are currently expecting their fourth baby, who will arrive this summer. So, if they do choose to adopt, they may wait a while.
Have any of the Counting On stars adopted children?
As of right now, none of the Duggars have adopted children. At this point, Ben and Jessa are the only ones to mention this idea, but it’s possible some of the others will consider it later on.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have taken one of her nephews in. You may have seen Tyler in some of the family’s photos. Though he lives with the family, Jim Bob and Michelle are his legal guardians and have not officially adopted him. It’s unclear if that’s the goal or if they will remain his guardians long-term.
So, do you think Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar will eventually adopt a child? Let us know in the comments below.
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