Jessa Duggar: '19 Kids and Counting' Star Wants to Adopt

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Jessa Duggar, just one of the many Duggar siblings on TLC's hit show 19 Kids and Counting, recently said she and her husband Ben Seewald want to adopt. They want to have biological children, too.

"We hope to adopt a lot of kids," Jessa Duggar Seewald told People magazine on Wednesday. "If God blesses us with biological kids of our own, it's not going to quench our desire to adopt."

Ben Seewald added, "Kids are so important."

Ben married Jessa Duggar back in November, and from that point on the two have learned to embrace married life together.

"We try not to argue," says Ben, who shares how he and his new wife work through their issues and talk things out together.

"If we have a hard time and we talk about it, you just love each other so much more afterwards," Jessa says. "After a disagreement, I often feel, 'I have never loved you more than I love you now.'"

Ben Seewald is one of seven children. Jessa Duggar is, of course, one of 19. She had a great example growing up in parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and she still looks to their strong example of both a married life and Christian faith today.

Jessa's sister, Jill Duggar Dillard, is expecting her first baby with hubby Derick Dillard in just a few weeks. How long do you suppose it might be before Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald announce that they're expecting? Do you think they will have a biological child or adopt a child first?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.