Everybody has asked a long time why don't the Duggars adopt? Visiting the orphanages in China opened them up to the possibility. But is it a good idea for them to adopt? The Duggars already have 19 kids. While it is an honorable gesture, adoption isn't cut and dry like some people think. Adoption requires waiting, money, and other adjustments. Foreign countries have gotten tougher on International adoptions.
Adopted children need time to adjust and often special interaction. The
Duggars spend a lot of time traveling and they have a show which would
be a negative. I don't think they would be prepared to deal with special
needs children let alone a foreign child used to different customs.
From what I read, China restricts adoption to families with 5 kids or
less so that is out of the question. There are plenty of kids in the
United states but it is my opinion no US agency would likely let them
adopt. Some states require the adopted child be 2-3 years younger or
older than the bio kids and in some cases, require one parent to stay at
home with the child for six months.
Would it be fair to infertile couples or smaller families? So many
couples can’t have children or just have one. Maybe the Duggars can help
make it easier for infertile couples and small families to adopt. I
really can’t see them qualifying. I hope they aren’t considering this
for ratings. Michelle claim the kids are pushing them toward it. If they
do, I hope they adopt for the right reasons and not because of pressure