Anna Duggar was seen walking out of Josh Duggar’s pre-trial hearing on September 27. Despite a federal judge ruling against multiple motions filed by Josh’s legal team, the pregnant mother of six appeared to be all smiles except at the Arkansas courthouse. A large part of the Duggar family was in the clear on a road trip across the country when the evidence was heard. This has left the followers of the Duggar family wondering who is watching Josh and Anna’s kids. Family followers haven’t seen them in public, as a group, in months.
How many children do Josh and Anna have?
Josh and Anna’s courtship and marriage was documented 19 kids and counting, as was the birth of their first few children. After it was discovered that Josh molested several of his siblings as a teenager, TLC pulled the couple from the family show and has not documented them since. Much has happened in the intervening years, and many more children have been born.
Josh and Anna are currently parents to six children. Their first child, McKinsey Duggar, was born in 2009. They welcomed a child into their family almost every two years after that. Their youngest child, Maryla Duggar, was born in November 2019. The couple also awaits the birth of their seventh child, another girl, due this fall.
The Duggars’ Younger Generation Hasn’t Been Seen In Months
Josh and Anna’s six children have not been seen in public as a group in several months. It would have been nice if Anna was ready to keep an eye on them. It doesn’t seem so. Several media publications have reported that Anna is spending the evening with Josh at her mentor’s house. The 33-year-old used car salesman is living in a home a few miles from the Duggar family’s Springdale, Arkansas compound. Family critics largely assumed that the Duggar family was keeping a close eye on the six children.
However, this is unlikely to happen during a pre-trial hearing. At least, Josh’s parents aren’t over the details of the child’s care. While Josh and Anna were in the Arkansas courtroom, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were on a road trip with their many young children. They have been spending time in the West for the past two weeks. While they have shared pictures from their trip, none of Josh and Anna Duggar’s children have appeared in them.
While some Duggar family followers have suggested that Josh and Anna send the children to spend time with Anna’s family, this does not appear to be the case. James Duggar shared a photo instagram Recently Michael Duggar has been shown with her on a job site. Michael, 10, is the eldest son of Josh and Anna. It seems safe to assume that at least Josh and Anna’s six kids are spending their time in Arkansas, but that doesn’t mean they’re all being watched over by the eldest Duggar kids.
Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar’s at least one child was spotted in Texas over the summer
Michael is spending fall time in Arkansas and seems to be being watched by extended family including James and, possibly, Jana Duggar. However, the rest of the kids are a bit of a question mark. It seems entirely possible that some of them have been sent over to spend time with the Keller family. Evidence suggests that at least one of the couple’s children spent some time out of state.
In June 2021, just two months after federal agents arrested Josh on two child pornography charges, Marcus Duggar was seen at a youth camp in Texas. Marcus, 8, was spotted in a church camp photo by family followers before the church quickly removed it. Anna’s sister Priscilla Waller lives in Texas. Fans believe that he was with her at least for some time, although it is not clear how long he was in the state. Marcus is the third child of Josh and Anna.
The rest of Josh and Anna’s children, including 6-year-old Meredith, 4-year-old Mason and 2-year-old Maryla, have not been seen since their April 2021 arrests. They last appeared in an Instagram photo a week before federal agents took Josh into custody. Anna didn’t post instagram since the arrest. Most of the Duggar family took a brief break from social media in the days following the arrest, but most have returned.