The disgraced Josh Duggar is set to return to civilization very, very soon, according to a new report.
Josh has been in the Illinois facility for seven months.
The former conservative lobbyist was the epitome of family values on the surface. Then, last May Josh admitted to a tabloid report that claimed he had molested five girls as a teenager, including his famous sisters.
"I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret," he said. "We spoke with authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling."
He resigned as Executive Director of the Family Research Council after the admission.
The family could have possibly ridden out that scandal, but then Josh's dark secrets got worse.
In August, his name turned up on multiple accounts on AshleyMadison.com, a website who's sole purpose is to facilitate adultery. The website had been hacked and all of its records were leaked.
Josh was then forced to confess that he cheated on his wife, the mother of his four children. He also said he was addicted to porn.
"I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him," he said in a statement at the time.
"I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust."
Shortly after his admission, Josh entered Reformers Unanimous and has remained in treatment ever since. He has been visited by Anna and several family members.
Josh's four kids -- Marcus, Mackenzie, Michael and Meredith Grace -- are all too young to understand why daddy is absent, but they eagerly await his return.
In December a source told People, "It's so hard when it comes to the kids. They miss their dad. They're like 'Where's daddy?' They've said it before."
Duggar family patriarch, Jim Bob Duggar, still holds out hope that Josh can become the man they all thought he was, before he proved them all wrong.
"Jim Bob keeps saying this is just another new level of forgiveness," the source told the magazine.
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