One of the Duggars wishes she could adopt each of the 13 California siblings who were allegedly tortured, underfed and held captive by their parents.
Amy Duggar — a star of TLC’s former “19 Kids and Counting” series about the sprawling Duggar family — recently told her husband of her desire to help the Turpin children, whose parents were arrested earlier this month.
“I just texted Dillon and told him I wanted to adopt all 13 Turpin children,” Duggar tweeted. “I would love to show them true love and have a beautiful life and provide a secure and stable home for them. #ifonly #houseofhorrors.”
“God can restore what the devil has stole,” she continued.
Louise and David Turpin were arrested on Jan. 14 after their 17-year-old daughter allegedly escaped their Perris, Calif. residence through a window and alerted authorities of their mistreatment.
Law enforcement officials then discovered the siblings — who range from ages 2 to 29 — inside the home, where three of them were shackled to their beds, authorities said. The Turbin children were only permitted to shower twice each year and were only give food once every day.
The Turpin siblings in 2015 with their parents, who were arrested earlier this month.
(Elvis Chapel via Facebook)
Their parents have pleaded not guilty to numerous felony charges.
Duggar is the cousin of the 19 Duggar siblings who were featured on “19 Kids and Counting,” until the show was canceled in the wake of Josh Duggar’s molestation scandal.
She is 31 — only two years older than the eldest Turpin sibling — but says she would’ve been willing to give them all a home if she and her husband had the financial means and rooms to do so.
“I would completely adopt them and get them counseling so they can begin to heal,” Duggar told People.