Amy Duggar King, a cousin to the Duggars, just said she wants to adopt the 13 Turpin children. The reality TV personality, who is known as the "Duggar's crazy cousin," took to Twitter to reveal that she wants to adopt the 13 Turpin children.
The Turpin children, who range from age 2 to age 29, were all held captive inside their home by their parents. Their story has captured national attention after one of the children, a 17-year-old girl, escaped to get help for her and her siblings.
“I just texted [my husband] Dillon and told him I wanted to adopt all 13 Turpin children,” Duggar tweeted on Tuesday, January 30. “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 stolen.”
The Duggar King, 31, added, “Anyone who can hurt animals and starve torture children in any way need to be hung by their toenails. Watching the news just breaks my heart.”
As previously reported, David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin have been accused of holding their 13 children captive in their California home. The couple pleaded not guilty to charges of torture, child abuse, and false imprisonment.
On January 14th, the girl told police in a 911 call that she and her siblings were “being held captive inside the residence by her parents and further claimed some of her siblings were bound with chains and padlocks.”
Duggar, who married Dillon King in September 2015, has personal experience with abuse. While on Marriage Boot Camp in 2017, she opened up about her own childhood abuse. She claimed that she was abused by her father and that he once tried to run her over with a car, reported US Weekly.
“I’ve seen things thrown in the air. I’ve been called every name in the book. He tried to run me over with a car. It scared me out of my mind,” she revealed during the February 17 episode. She added that the worst part was never knowing “what’s going to set him off.”
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