“Even before we were married we wanted to adopt,” Jessa, 22, told the magazine. “We hope to adopt a lot of kids.”
“If God blesses us with biological kids of our own, it's not going to quench our desire to adopt,” she said.
The newlyweds told People they went on a 10-day honeymoon in Europe and are now settling into married life.
“Jessa and Ben are still living in a newlywed bliss,” People reporter Patrick Gomez told ABC News. “He says that he cooks dinner for her and writes her love letters.”
“He says he always tries to look at situations as though he were in her shoes and puts her up on a pedestal,” Gomez said of 19-year-old Ben.
Though Ben, one of seven kids, and Jessa, one of 19 kids, say they are eager to start a family, their plans to adopt will have to wait a bit.
“Before they were even married they began looking into adoption and were surprised they would have to be married two years before they could adopt,” Gomez said.
Jess’s older sister, Jill Dillard, also a star of “19 Kids and Counting, is expecting her first child in March.
The March 2nd issue of People magazine, with Jessa and Ben on the cover, is on newsstands nationwide Friday.