Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Officially Welcome Their 20th Child


They're growing yet again! Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar just added a 20th kid to their massive brood -- although not exactly in an expected way. The controversial couple adopted their 8-year-old great-nephew, Tyler Wayne Hutchins.


Entertainment Tonight obtained court documents that showed that JB and Michelle have been granted permanent custody of Tyler, after temporary guardianship was granted last August. 

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According to the Duggar family attorney, Travis Story, Ty's mom Rachel Hutchins, 23, "recently exhibited a pattern of behavior demonstrating that she is presently unable to meet Tyler’s health, safety, and other needs." The court papers alleged that Rachel is currently unemployed and without means of transportation, as well as being on probation.

The young mother apparently didn't contest the order, and agreed to supervised visitation with her son.

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It sounds like such an awful situation to be in, and we're glad that this little guy has family to take him in a care for him. Say what you want about the Duggars' controversial parenting (blanket training, anyone?), it seems like this is a much better situation for Tyler to be in.

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