The couple has already spent nearly $191,292 to pay surrogates who have birthed their babies.
A 24-year-old mother who has 22 children is planning on bringing more kids into her huge family. Christina Öztürk gave birth to her first child when she was just 17. According to Daily Mail, she met her millionaire husband Galio Öztürk while holidaying in the coastal of Batumi, Georgia, and decided to have more babies with him. But they wanted to have them as quickly as possible so they opted for surrogacy. After having 10 kids, the mother revealed that the couple had discussions about having more than 100 kids. "I don't know how many there will eventually be, but we certainly don't plan to stop at 10," she noted.
Öztürk, who is originally from Russia, had arrived in Batumi to take a break from her mundane routine. She was a single mother at a time and happened to meet the property and transport magnate, Galip. Describing him as her "mentor, guide and fairytale prince all rolled into one" Öztürk claimed that it was love at fight sight. "She is so easy to be with, she always has a smile on her lips and yet at the same time is shy and mysterious," added the man, who is originally from Turkey. "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."
From there, things happened rather quickly for the couple as Öztürk gave birth to her daughter, Vika, and moved to Batumi to be with the 56-year-old. Galip being quite older than his wife already had adult kids of his own but he didn't have any problem having a large family. Initially, they planned on having a baby every year but soon realized that her reproductive ability would not meet the demands. Thus, they hired surrogate mothers and paid around $9,707 for each pregnancy. Now the couple has a total of 22 kids and has spent nearly £138,000 ($191,292) for their huge family, reports Times Now News.
Speaking to The Sun, the 24-year-old revealed that she spends around £3,500 ($4,851) to £4,200 ($5,821) per week on essentials for the kids, adding, "sometimes a little more, sometimes a bit less." They easily go through 20 large packages of nappies and 53 packs of baby formula every week. The couple has also hired 16 in-house nannies, who are paid £350 ($485) every week, to help them care for their massive family. "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," explained the mother of 22. Caring for so many kids is no joke but the mother loves nothing more than spending with her kids.
Describing her daily schedule, 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." Her kids have a strict sleep schedule where they have to be in bed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., meanwhile, their mother sleeps until 7 a.m. and says she doesn't get as much sleep as she'd like to but "that’s my choice to be a mum for my sweeties. I will sleep a lot in another life." While the couple has been expanding their family quickly with the help of surrogates, Öztürk said she is not ruling out having more children naturally.
"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 22 kids when you're pregnant. We are not planning more surrogate babies in the near future," she explained. The mother noted that "our romantic relationship has changed but then our whole lives have changed, not just the romantic part." Both love all their kids equally and for them, the 22 munchkins are the best children in the world. "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.