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Woman Has 21 Children Aged Two And Under, And People Are Confused

Claire Reid

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Woman Has 21 Children Aged Two And Under, And People Are Confused

If you thought your life was hectic, then spare a thought for this woman, who has a whopping 22 kids, with 21 of them aged two or under. Check it out:

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Kristina Ozturk is just 24, but despite her young age is mum to a massive brood of kids that she shares with husband Galip. 

As you may have guessed, the 21 babies were born via surrogacy - with the couple forking out a staggering $195,000 (£148,000) to surrogates between March and July last year. 


A post about the super-sized family, who live in Georgia, recently went viral on Twitter where people struggled to get their heads around the idea of so many babies. 

One person wrote: “As someone who has worked in daycare: NOPE NOPE NOPE, being around this many babies is extremely stressful and exhausting, and I can't imagine why anyone would do it for funsies.”

Another commented: “WTF? I thought my granny with 15 children (21 year gap between eldest & youngest) was wild. This though…”

A third person joked: "I would do this, purely to build an army though."

The children live with Kristina, Galip, as well as her six-year-old daughter Victoria from a previous relationship and one of Galip’s nine children - bringing the number of kids under the roof up to 23.

To help out, the couple have a team of 16-live in nannies, but Kristina says despite the help she is a very hands-on mum. 

Speaking to the Sun last year, she said: "I’m with the kids all the time, doing all the things that mums normally do. The only difference is the amount of kids.

"Each day is different, from planning staff schedules to shopping for my family. I can tell you one thing - my days are never boring."

The mum, who is originally from Russia, says she and her husband ‘always dreamt’ of having a large family and say the surrogacy clinic they use are ‘amazed’. 

Kristina uses Instagram to document her life and has more than 200,000 followers. 

And although she’s got a bumper-sized family already, she hasn’t ruled out having more kids naturally. 

She told the Sun: "I’m planning my pregnancy, but not straight away, because for now I need to be close with my babies.

"It’s hard to be a mum to 21 kids when you're pregnant.

"We are not planning more surrogate babies in the near future."

Featured Image Credit: Instgram/@batumi_mama

Topics: World News

Claire Reid
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