Jessa Duggar revealed that she and husband Ben Seewald are ready to start their family, even if it means not necessarily adopting right away.
The couple recently spoke about wanting to adopt, but that will take at least two years due to rules that explicitly state potential adoptive parents must be married for two years before beginning the process. Yet that is not stopping Jessa and Ben from fulfilling the dream they've had since before getting married in Nov.
"We hope to adopt a lot of kids," Jessa told People in Feb. "If God blesses us with biological kids of our own, it's not going to quench our desire to adopt. Even before we married, we wanted to adopt." more >>
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are happy newlyweds and recently spoke about their relationship's progression and living life in the public eye, especially when dealing with assumptions about their marriage.
"People are just making assumptions," Jessa told Memphis' FM 100 on Wednesday about her relationship with Ben and her family's lifestyle in general. "They don't really know us, and I don't let it affect me."
One of the biggest questions and assumptions is that the couple, who married on Nov. 1, will immediately begin their family. Sister Jill and her husband Derrick announced their pregnancy not long after their honeymoon, and many have questioned when Jessa and Ben will start their own family. more >>
This selfless woman, Ruth Amerson, gave up all that she had to help find homes for children the rest of the world considered not adoptable. Most of the children who reached an older age, were less likely to find a home. But Ruth did something that changed that whole theory.
By using her time to help children be adopted she effected the lives of many. Over 1,000 lives have been changed for the better.
The beautiful thing about it is that she gives all the glory to god! more >>
The head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team is a fierce lady who leads her team to victory. Although Joanne Boyle loves to coach, there was always a void her team just could not fill. She always mentioned she wants to adopt a child, but knew it would be difficult.
After 12 trips to Senegal, Boyle always found it in her heart to mention it, but she never found the courage to go forward and make one of the children her own until one day. After several trips, constant obstacles, and a number of lawyers, she finally met the daughter she had always wanted.
Ngoty took the trip back to the U.S. with her and found a family on the basketball court as well. more >>
Brian Ivie, a 24-year-old filmmaker from Orange County, California, set out three years ago to South Korea to make the film to end all films. Fortunately for him, that didn't work out. Instead, he encountered the man he now calls his spiritual father — and became a curator of this man's powerful and profound story of sacrifice and love.
Ivie, eager and working from a script set in his mind of how things would certainly go, set out on Dec. 15, 2011, for Seoul, South Korea, with a crew of 11 (mostly friends and his younger brother, Kevin) after a simple email exchange with Pastor Lee Jong-rak.
While many have waited for "19 Kids & Counting" star Jessa Duggar to announce her first pregnancy, the newlywed and her husband, Ben Seewald, made an announcement of a different sort: they plan to adopt, possibly before having biological children.
"We hope to adopt a lot of kids," Jessa told People magazine. "If God blesses us with biological kids of our own, it's not going to quench our desire to adopt. Even before we married, we wanted to adopt."
The couple married in November and have been busy exploring adoption options; their wedding will be featured on the current season of "19 Kids & Counting," while the rest of the show will focus on her sister, Jill's, pregnancy. The two sisters are close and have remained so even after getting married; photos show the two couples enjoying themselves and playing games. more >>