Getting married and have children is how people want to live their lives. Most of them have chosen this path and the past, and several continue to adopt it. Some people also consider it to be the greatest joy of their lives to be able to introduce the world to a child from their perspective.

While this is pretty common for many couples, one couple thinks it at a bit larger scale. This couple that we introduce to you today, is raising 22 children and counting. They truly hope that the number of kids keeps growing and no matter what it shouldn’t stop.

Many couples dream of the day where they’ll be able to start a family.




The planning that goes into having a baby certainly requires a couple to do a lot of hard work. But in the end, it is worthwhile for those who truly feel happy to bring life to the world.

One couple in Batumi, Georgia, made the decision to start their family journey in a larger then life kinda way.

Meet 24-year-old Christina Ozturk and her 57-year-old husband, Galip.

 

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The pair met when Christina was holidaying in Georgia. She originally belongs to Moscow, Russia. But on the vacation, when they saw each other, they hit it off immediately, sharing the same dreams of having a large family.

Soon they decided to settle down and follow their dreams, currently parenting 22 children.

Christina gave birth naturally to their first daughter when she was 17.

 

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The couple planned to have one baby a year. However, it took no time for them to realize that neither of their bodies would be able to manage with the rate of growing children.

So, they opted for the path of surrogacy, and have been blessed with other 21 babies in the course of 18 months.

They’ve approximately paid around £138,000, or $191,000 USD, to their various surrogates.

The couple claims the process is incredibly easy, far easier than a normal pregnancy would be.

 

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“The clinic in Batumi chooses surrogate mothers for us and takes full responsibility for the process,” Christina said in an interview. “We are not personally acquainted with surrogate mothers and do not have direct contacts with them in order to avoid problems after pregnancy.”

Of course, the raising of all these children runs up quite the bill as well.

 

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The big family lives in a three-story home which includes the couple, there 22 babies and 16 babysitters who take care fo the children.

“It costs about £3,500 to £4,200 [$4,844 to $5,813 USD] per week for essentials for all the kids. Sometimes [the costs are] a little more, sometimes a bit less.”

The nannies are paid £350, or $484 USD, a week.

And with how easy the surrogacy system has been for them, they hope to continue having more children.

 

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Christina’s Instagram suggests that they still want to have more babies. Whether they have to more to a bigger space or build a new floor to adjust the kids, they won’t stop.

“We don’t have an exact plan, because right now we have enough space for everybody.”

The total amount of children that they want sometimes hits triple figures!

Christina said in an interview that the couple plans to have over a hundred children in their family.

“I don’t know how many there will eventually be,” she told Hiptoro.

The couple have said that it was “love at first sight” when they met.

Christina also described her husband as her “mentor, guide and fairytale prince all rolled into one,” to us.

Galip the husband, adds to this, “She is so easy to be with, she always has a smile on her lips and yet at the same time [she] is shy and mysterious.”

Galip also claimed that Christina was the kind of wife he “always wanted.”

Speaking further about his love for his wife, “She was the kind of wife I always wanted for myself, an uncut diamond where I saw what a pure and kind heart she had.”

Despite the high cost and busy household, the couple couldn’t be happier.

 

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As Christina says, “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.”