Duggars Will Go to "Orphan Sunday"

Here they go again. 

33 comments:

Londonbridges said...

I will not be viewing this ever. The Duggars use every opportunity to prove how wonderful they are and how they have been so blessed with so many children. In fact, I truly honour those who work behind the scenes, spend their time and money on a worthy cause, and never flaunt their works. I am so done with this farce.

Nancy said...

If I was a childless couple looking to adopt after exhausting all over avenues of TTC (not tatertot casserole), I would be really offended if a family with 19 kids tried to my husband and I about the joys of adoption.

Leigh Ann said...

They were probably invited but I think it'd make more sense to invite a family with adopted children. This has the potential to make people feel really bad. It's right up there with parading 19 kids around China. "Look what we have and you can't."

Anonymous said...

I have been a lurker for a long time. I can not find accurate information about this event. Please enlighten me. I was baptized Catholic and went to a Missouri Synod school. I only recently found out that is more or less the "fundie" Lutheran branch. Oh the stories I could tell.

Anonymous said...

Blech. Leave it to the Duggars to put a self righteous religious spin on their own HUMANS HOARDING. Michelle Duggar is the ultimate One Trick Pony.

~*Amanda~* said...

I rarely post here...but this just makes me mad! I am a women who underwent numerous fertility treatments to get the two children I have. At one point, we did consider adoption. These people need to be grateful for what they have which is, essentially, 19 healthy children! Many people do not even get one.

I also know that adoption is a LONG and difficult road and is VERY expensive! Many people wait years to get "the call" that a child is ready for them. Many don't get that call.

I'd be also curious as to what type of child the Duggars are looking for. No doubt and infant (because, really, is Michelle interested in anything else?)and a child that is healthy and with no or little developmental issues. So they are probably looking for a child whom most infertile, childless couples would give anything for.

Please Duggars, an adopted child has been through a lot anyway-let someone care for them who has the TIME and interest in investing time in their lives.

And to end my rant: adoption shouldn't be pursued when the one pursuing it considers it a "second choice"...a "good enough" choice because their uterus has finally rebelled. I hope this is what they are praying on and move on into the next season in life.

MCL said...

I do not understand why the Duggars are speaking at this event. I think it is a slap in the face to infertile couples. Any agency that lets the Duggars adopt is just doing it for the publicity. They are too old and already have WAY too many kids. It is time for them to spend more time with the kids they already have and stop this nonsense!

MandySue said...

Why would their story be a prt of an Orphan Sunday? I was not able to have children and our adoption options fell through. I would not be happy if I went to this event and they were there.

I think I might even picket outside and let them know their choice to be there offends me. I bet they would expect someone to picket them.

Ally said...

Seriously? I'm a woman who is infertile, and it would make me feel really bad to see the Duggars there, when everyone knows they have 19 kids.

They're only there to promote adoption and foster care, and they don't even think about the hurt that cause by being there.

Andrea said...

Won't it be funny if the Duggars attended Orphan Sunday to off load some of their own children. Really how important is Johannah and Jennifer anyways? Jedi and Jeremy anyone? I'm joking obviously, but seriously, focus on the children you have, give your adult daughters a break!

Seriously said...

agree! It seems characteristically insensitive that the couple that so proudly pumps out a Duggarette/quiver every 18-24 months ad nauseum show up as yet another Photo Op for Jesus in front of a group likely to be largely childless despite heroic and courageous efforts to conceive. Falls short of all their talk of kindness to others IMO.

Anonymous said...

I'm infertile, but we have 5 children that we have been blessed to adopt. I think it is wonderful that the Duggars are using the platform that they have been given to promote adoption and/or foster care. There are literally MILLIONS of children globally who are in need of families to love them. Many of those children have medical needs, emotional needs, and/or special needs, and very few are infants. If one of those children is adopted or brought into a loving foster home because of the awareness elicited by the Duggars, then that's a very good thing.

Dawn Oand said...

I hope the Duggars will PLEASE stop praying about adoption! If God hasn't put it in their hearts by now, the answer should be NO! Adopted kids need parents who WANT them as much as they would want birth children. It seems as though they are considering adoption because they are near the end of fertility. This advise comes from a couple who considered adoption as our FIRST CHOICE and we have three wonderful children, through adoption, who know they were and are our first choice, not second to fertility. If they don't have a desire to adopt, I wish they would stop asking God to give them that desire.

Seriously? said...

Perhaps if the Duggars had actually CHOSEN adoption rather than conceiving 19+ children and THEN bragging, "and I delivered every one of them," their presence at an orphans day might seem a bit less hypocritical.

Patrice said...

The Duggars have absolutely nothing to do with adoption. They did not adopt any children; they were not adopted themselves. It makes no sense to have them there. Who are those supposed "friends" that they had over for dinner one night? They had a whole boatload of kids too and I think at least 10-or maybe all were adopted; many had special needs. Why wasn't that family asked to speak there? For someone who brags about delivering all 19 kids and has no experience with adoption whatsoever...well, it makes no sense for them to show up there. I hope the people there do not have to listen to the horrible singing and screechy violins to add insult to injury.

MandySue said...

IF the Duggars were to adopt I don't see them adopting a special needs child. We'll maybe because it would give them extra attention, but then a buddy would have to take care do it. Look a Josie they passed her off as soon as they could.

I don't see them adopting an older kid or a child of another race. They will put their order in for a blur eyed, blood haired infant.

hello said...

Why would this organization ask the Duggar family to speak at this event? Did they stop to think about how the people that are trying to adopt would feel having this family parade all their kids in front of them? They should have declined the invitation, but Jim Bob and Michelle take advantage of every opportunity to keep their family in the public eye for publicity. Jim Bob and Michelle talking about why they decided to have a large family has nothing to do with adoption. Michelle makes sure that everyone knows she delivered all nineteen of her kids.

Rudy Tecat said...

MandySue: I know it was a typo, but I like the idea of the Duggars finding a "blur eyed" kid...he/she would fit right in.

lukebandit said...

Michelle is mentally ill. We also need to quit saying 19 kids. Josh, Jana, John David, Jessa, Jill and who else are in their mid 20's!!! and Josh has 3 children!

All the kids that are 18 and over are legally considered adults.

We should say The Duggars 5 Adults and 15 kids and counting.

I could just wipe that smile off Michelle's face with a Swiffer rag that she "graduated" the oldest ones from that dining room table.

JimBob and Michelle announced today that they are going for NO. 20!!!

I think the reason why is because they want to keep the money train rolling, Michelle and JimBob are really upset because Josh pulled up stakes and left, she probably has a bad case of empty nest syndrome.

I agree, about speaking at the Adoption event. They have no business there, and they are going to hurt a lot of people. Maybe someone will have the courage to confront JimBob about it. Would love to see that. They both are nothing but blowhard braggarts.

sandi said...

We all know they've been trying for No. 20 for awhile now.To feel the need to announce it again is,yes,just for the show,imo.
I'm also sure they know at Michelle's age,her chances of actually conceiving and carrying a baby to term or to a point where it can survive, are slim to none.
JMO.

Marites H. said...

Trying for Number 20? I guess Caleb and Jubilee don't count unless they are competing against another supersized family. They should just enjoy their grandkids and stop loading responsibilities on their daughters.

flowerchild said...

I wouldn't be surprised that the 'trying ' for #20 isn't actually a heads up that shes already pregnant. They would probably waiting until she's further along to announce it. And I would definitely think they're using fertility meds.

Nana Sew Dear said...

I have no cable or satellite but have been on vacation so caught the show this week. I have to say Michelle looks pretty drawn and much older. It also looks like she might be tanning. Hmmm.
I am the adoptive mother of 4 girls, 3 have/had special needs and one was a high risk infant. They are all from other countries. I also taught pre-adopt classes for many years. From what I know, the Duggars would not be eligible as adoptive parents at most private adoption agencies. If working with the state they would have to be open to a child with intense special physical or emotional needs or both. They may be able adopt through an attorney. I can picture them "rescuing" the infant of a "soiled dove". I figure a gesture like that would make them exceptionally insufferable. I wonder if they are trying infertility treatments?

zebracrossing said...

I know I've said this before...What happened to "allowing the Lord to give us as many children as HE wants us to have." That was the faith they had ....to trust God in the amount of children they had....but NOW it is a contest to try for the most possible....more more more....THAT is not faith...THAT is hoarding. Now Anna has the same obsession...get pregnant...have babies...please...just stop. end of rant...:)

stephanie said...

I totally agree with 19 kids questions. She had it harder when Josh was 14. Josh should write a tell all of how they lived in poverty until a discovery producer called them. Josh John Jana and Jill will one day realize what they have been through.

Leigh Ann said...

I was thinking the same thing. They said they'd welcome as many kids as God gives them but they've never been happy with the number they have. Michelle always said they'd welcome another baby and of course they would but they've never said the rest of it "and we'll be happy if this is all God gives us". They're like kids who open all their birthday or Christmas presents and say "is that all?".

sandi said...

Yes,I get the feeling as well,that the thinking is "19 kids? Is that all? But we wanted 20!".

Anonymous said...

Why are the Duggars going to be at "Orphan Sunday"? It should be Jen&Bil, the little couple.
They have dealt with infertility
(something the Duggars know nothing about)and endured a long, difficult and expensive process to adopt children with "special needs", that they love and adore as if they were their biological children.
Anonymous

Dar said...

I don't think they will be broadcasting that outing. I have seen negative comments about the Duggars, but the reaction to this trip is off the charts. Why parade all these children around in front of that group.

Michelle does seem to be detached from most of her children. Maybe she could give some of them to people in the group. I guarantee they will be loved and treated like the precious little darlings they are.

Anonymous said...

Michelle does seem very detached from her children. I don't ever remember seeing her kiss any of those children. Just those side hugs
Anonymous

Anonymous said...

I think they should start taking care of their own children before they think of adopting more kids. The little ones are wild, they are running across the floors, climbing on the counters and throwing the toys all around. Do they ever do any school work? It makes me crazy to see JB and Michelle strolling around, and the older girls are breaking their backs taking care of everyone, packing, cooking. Don't get me started on Grandma Mary! Are you kidding me? Making a 70+ year old do all you wash??? I would be mortified if I were Michelle. Lady put the stair master away and start helping out.

Anonymous said...

Did the Duggars ever go to" Orphan Sunday?" I wasn't sure of the date. Just wonderd if anyone knew if they went and if so how were they received?

KeJoJo said...

Blur eyed blood haired infants sound terrifying...lol! (I know that was an autocorrect thing, but it's still funny!)