Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Obtain Guardianship of 8-Year-Old Boy
20 kids and counting!!
The Duggar family has just added a new addition to their already large brood.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were reportedly granted temporary guardianship of an 8-year-old boy — making him their 20th child.
The 8-year-old boy is the son of Michelle’s niece, Rachel Hutchins, who’s been struggling to care for him.
The boy’s mother is homeless, unemployed and has had a slew of financial setbacks and problems with the law, In Touch magazine reports.
Rachel — who had the boy as a teen — is on probation for three years following an April arrest.
The 23-year-old was arrested on felony charges for breaking and entering at a Springdale, Arkansas tow truck business and stealing a pocket knife and $2 in change.
Public legal documents also confirm that Jim Bob and Michelle are due back in court on November 14 to make the guardianship permanent.
“There’s a strong hope that once that happens they will be able to adopt him,” an insider tells In Touch, adding that Rachel has already signed documents giving the Duggars guardianship.
“She gave up custody of her son [in August 2015] to her mother, Michelle’s sister Carolyn. But in July, Carolyn suffered a stroke,” adds the insider.
The Duggar parents plan to keep their 20th child off of TV, which means fans of Counting On may never get to see the new addition to their family.
At least one Duggar will stay out of the limelight.