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Amy Duggar Says She Wants To Adopt 13 'House Of Horrors' Siblings
"They need a home full of love and stability," said the reality star from "19 Kids and Counting."
Amy Duggar is known for being the cousin of the large Duggar family in the reality show "19 Kids and Counting." The 31-year-old, also known as Amy (Duggar) King, is sending good wishes to another large family in the news — the 13 Turpin children who were recently discovered after their parents allegedly abused them and held them captive in their California home. The story of their alleged abuse has touched her heart, and she has expressed a desire to adopt them.
She tweeted that she has shared this wish with her husband, Dillon.
"Just texted Dillon and told him I wanted to adopt all 13 Turpin children. I would love to show them true love and have a beautiful life and provide a secure and stable home for them. #ifonly #houseofhorrors," she tweeted.
She added, "God can restore what the devil has stolen."
Duggar told People that she has the finances to take care of the family, and she wants to give them the resources to start a new life.
“I would completely adopt them and get them counseling so they can begin to heal,” she said. “My heart was broken after hearing what all they have been through. They need a home full of love and stability."
Despite her young age, she feels that she's up for the responsibility.
"I’m only 31 so it would be a huge undertaking for Dillon and I. But at least they would be safe and loved," she said.
The parents, David and Louise Turpin, were arrested last month after their 17-year-old daughter broke free from their House of Horrors and went to authorities. Following an investigation, the parents are facing dozens of charges including torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.
Authorities allege that the Turpins kept their children largely secluded away from modern society. They starved their children, while taunting them with pies and pizzas, and rarely allowed them shower. They have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Duggar family came to fame for their large brood. In "19 Kids and Counting," Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar let reality cameras follow them and their 19 children— all of whose names begin with the letter "J". During the 10-season show, three children were born, three were married and four grandchildren were born.
Interestingly, Louise Turpin's brother said that she also had reality TV aspirations, and the family allegedly moved to California just to be closer to Hollywood.