The Bates family is coming to TLC! They will be featured in an hour-long special on March 13th at 10:00 PM EST/9:00 PM CST ("The Bates Family: Baby Makes 19"), as well as in eight, half-hour episodes that will air this summer.
Kelly Bates writes the following on the family's blog:"Our priorities are to put God first, our family second, and ministry and work third. We want to be careful to maintain those priorities, but at the same time, the many e-mails we receive show that families are desiring encouragement as they endeavor to fulfill the difficult task of parenting. We certainly don’t claim to have all the answers, nor do we claim to have a model family… quite contrary, we recognize we have these same needs for encouragement. We are grateful for the many examples of other Godly families who have greatly influenced us!"