Jim Bob Duggar and his wife, Michelle Duggar, just received the ultimate blessing — according to court documents obtained exclusively by In Touch, the TLC stars will adopt their 20th child!

Though In Touch chose not to reveal the eight-year-old boy’s identity, we know he is already part of the family; his birthmother, Rachel Hutchins, is Michelle’s troubled niece.

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“She [Rachel] gave up custody of her son [in August 2015] to her mother, Michelle’s sister Carolyn. But in July, Carolyn suffered a stroke,” a source explains.

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Rachel already signed over guardianship to Jim Bob and Michelle. The controversial couple is due back in court in November to hopefully make things permanent.

For more on this story, pick up the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now!

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