Woman has become mother of 22 kids at the age of 24
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PARENTS can have their hands full with just one kid, so raising 22 at once seems almost unimaginable. However, one mom dreamed it and is now living that reality at just 24 years old – and people think she's out of her mind.
Russian-born blogger Kristina Ozturk welcomed 21 surrogate babies into the world with millionaire businessman husband Galip, 57, between March 2020 and July 2021.
Plus, she has one child from a previous marriage, reported The Sun.
Ozturk has seemingly turned her unique situation into her own reality show, as she posts all about her daily life in her bustling household on her Instagram page, which boasts more than 200,000 followers.
But people aren't just following along to see her raise her 22 kids; they're there to watch her try to achieve her goal of having up to 105 children.
Her posts are peppered with hateful comments and notes from people who just can't wrap their minds about why anyone would want to lead such a life.
And in a thread talking about her life on Twitter, people minced no words.
"I have 20 siblings (not from surrogates) and even I find this disturbing," one person wrote about the situation.
"Honestly, babies are not accessories," another added.
"Gonna go snort some Plan B for practice," a third disgusted person slammed.
Yet a fourth hater asked: "Honestly what is the point in having so many children if you aren’t even the one raising them?
"I understand having a nanny for a reasonable amount of kids (like 3-6) but 22 children? It just seems so selfish."
The last-mentioned commenter is right; Ozturk does have a nanny.
In fact, she has several.
However, she fiercely stands by her ability to parent and form a bond with each one of her children.
Ozturk, who resides in Batumi, Georgia – which is where she met her partner – gets by with the help of 16 nannies.
She spends approximately $96,000 a year to have the helpers live with her and her family in their home.
They have their own bedrooms near where the children sleep and have their own private kitchen.
They work on a rolling schedule of four days on, two days off.
And despite the extra help, Ozturk previously told Fabulous that she is a very hands-on mother.
"I’m with the kids all the time, doing all the things that mums normally do," she explained.
"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."
And in response to those who claim she can't possibly have a relationship with each one of her young children, she says otherwise.
"Many times I have been asked how I have enough for each child, whether I devote time alone to each.
"Yes. We have a special bond with every child.
"I wish every parent to be able to spend all their time with their children, because this is the most important thing in life."