24-Year-Old Woman Has 22 Children And Wants To Have Even 105 Kids
A young woman has helped bring 22 children into the world and doesn’t look like she’s sʟᴏᴡɪɴɢ ᴅᴏᴡɴ. Christina Ozturk gave birth naturally to her first born daughter when she was 17, according to the Daily Mail. Fast forward a couple of years, and the Russian-born 24-year-old now has 21 more babies thanks to sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴄʏ. After meeting her husband, Galip, 57, on a holiday in Georgia, which was her first ever overseas trip, the pair quickly set about making a large family.
They now live in Batumi, where they have 16 ʟɪᴠᴇ-ɪɴ ɴᴀɴɴɪᴇs who help them take care of their ᴍᴀssɪᴠᴇ ʙʀᴏᴏᴅ. Christina reckons she’s paid around £138,000 (AU $258,000) to sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇs to have her children, which have all arrived in less than 18 months.
Speaking to Fabulous, the young woman said: “I’ve dreamed about this since childhood. My husband also dreamed about having a big, happy family. So after we met, we started to put our dream into action. Our romantic relationship has changed but then our whole lives have changed, not just the romantic part. I’m not sure if we will be the biggest family in the world, but we are planning to be the happiest family in the world for sure.”
She said she doesn’t feel like she’s ᴍɪssᴇᴅ out on anything by having children via sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇs and is excited to see how many more she could add to the family. It’s certainly not cheap to feed, clothe and support all the babies as well as their ʟɪᴠᴇ-ɪɴ ɴᴀɴɴɪᴇs.
Christina continued: “It costs about £3,500 to £4,200 [AU $6,544 to $7,850] per week for essentials for all the kids. Sometimes [the costs are] a little more, sometimes a bit less.”
The nannies are usually paid around £350 (AU $644) a week.
She added: “For now we have three floors at home. In the future, maybe we will build more floors, maybe we will buy a bigger house. We don’t have an exact plan, because right now we have enough space for everybody.”
According to the Daily Mail, Christina and Galip were originally planning to have one baby each year. However, they realised their reproductive abilities wouldn’t be able to keep up with that and so they decided to go down the sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴄʏ route. When they found how much easier it was than a regular pregnancy, they thought they would see how many more they could have.
Christiana said: “The clinic in Batumi chooses sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ mothers for us and takes full responsibility for the process. We are not personally acquainted with sᴜʀʀᴏɢᴀᴛᴇ mothers and do not have direct contacts with them in order to avoid problems after pregnancy.”
Her Instagram page suggests she might have more than 100 if she can take care of them all.