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Josh and Anna Duggar welcome fourth child days after '19 Kids' is canceled

Former "19 Kids and Counting" participant Josh Duggar and his wife Anna have a new baby daughter.
/ Source: TODAY

Just days after "19 Kids and Counting" was canceled by TLC, Joshua Duggar and his wife Anna welcomed a fourth child to their family.

Her name is Meredith Grace Duggar and she weighs 7 pounds, 14 ounces and is 20.5 inches long, according to a tweet posted by Duggar.

Meredith has three siblings: Mackynzie, 5, Michael, 4, and Marcus, 2.

"19 Kids" was canceled after 10 seasons on Friday after allegations surfaced that Duggar, 27, had molested five children a dozen years ago, four of them his sisters. The show was put on hiatus in May.

On Friday, the network said in an official statement, "After thoughtful consideration, TLC and the Duggar family have decided to not move forward with '19 Kids and Counting.' The show will no longer appear on the air."

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TLC indicated it was pivoting to use the scandal to spark "a critical and important conversation about child protection." The network is consulting with victims' rights and advocacy organizations and plans to air a one-hour documentary "that will include [sisters] Jill and Jessa and other survivors and families that have been affected by abuse."

Josh's parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, released their own statement on Friday, said in part that "It is our prayer that the painful situation our family went through many years ago can point people toward faith in God and help others who also have lived through similar dark situations to find help, hope and healing, as well."

Josh's sister Jessa is expecting a new baby in November. She posed with sister-in-law Anna last week in a picture where they compared baby bumps.

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