Meet The Bates, The New Duggar Family

Thu, February 9, 2012 3:34pm EST by 6 Comments
Meet The Bates, The New Duggar Family

The Bates may be good friends with the Duggars, but their family of 21 has moved them to the forefront as one of America’s largest families!

Gil and Kelly Bates welcomed their 19th child, Jeb Colton Bates into the world Feb. 1, tying with TLC’s well-known family the Duggars in number of kids! Will there be a new 19 Kids and Counting show?

“We are very grateful for prayers from friends and family over the past few weeks in anticipation of his arrival!” Kelly posted to the family’s blog.

The Bates don’t have any twins and none of the children were born by C-section. They’ve openly said they want more children and are happy with how many they are blessed with.

Congrats to the Bates!

Read about the Duggars

  1. Lady Who Tried To Extort The Duggars Finally Arrested
  2. Michelle Duggar’s Miscarriage: How The Kids Are Coping
  3. Duggar Family Show Pictures Of Their Dead Baby At Memorial Service