Is eight enough for Jon and Kate Gosselin?

Is it possible that eight children are not enough for Jon and Kate Gosselin?

Is there space for one more chair at this table?/TLC

Is there space for one more chair at this table?/TLC

After watching several seasons of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” on TLC, you would think so. But an article a friend pointed out to me in the latest issue of Life & Style Weekly indicates otherwise.

Now, I don’t know how reliable this source is, but the Pennsylvania mother of a set of twins and a set of sextuplets did not deny that they might consider adding to their brood.  (And why not? They’ve got a much bigger house… what’s one more? And isn’t a baby the perfect solution for a troubled marriage?)

The exact quote from the Q&A is this:

“So is there any chance that you and Jon would consider adding to your family via adoption or foster-parenting?”

And here is Kate’s answer:

“You’ll have to watch the show to learn that answer.”

Now, of course, Kate’s reply could just be the typical response a savvy businesswoman gives in order to attract as much attention as possible to her family’s television show.

Regardless of whether Jon and Kate adopt or foster another child, people will watch. So what’s the point of giving such an obtuse answer to that question? Viewers don’t tune in to “Jon & Kate Plus 8” to see if they will have another child; they want to see how they manage with the ones they already have. Adding another child to the mix will just add to the Gosselins’ *freak factor* – you know, the crazy looks and attitude the Octomom has been getting. (And with good reason!)

And most importantly, don’t Leah, Hannah, Alexis, Joel, Collin, Aaden, Cara and Mady need and deserve all of the love Jon and Kate are capable of giving? It wouldn’t be fair to them – or a new child – to add to the family.


  1. avagacser said,

    April 21, 2009 at 8:02 am

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  2. Baby Mama said,

    April 20, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Hello! I stumbled across your blog by accident and I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. I have a Jon & Kate Fan Site. Its always nice to hear an articulate un-biased account of whats going on with this family. Fans like myself appreciate it. Especially the info on the REAL Housewives. Thanks again!

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