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Julie Hambleton
Julie Hambleton
February 6, 2024 ·  3 min read

Mom, 26, Reveals She Has 22 Babies By Surrogates – and Has 16 Live-in Nannies

Would you want to have the world’s largest family? I grew up with three siblings. To some people, this may seem huge, while to others, this is a pretty average-sized family. To this Russian woman who has 22 babies and wants to have up to 105 children, this is minuscule.

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Meet Kristina Ozturk: The Woman With 22 Babies Who Wants Up To 105

Kristina is a 26-year-old mother from Russia who has taken to social media stating that she wants to have over 100 kids. At the young age of 26, Kristina already has 22 babies but hopes to have dozens more with her wealthy hotel-owning husband, Galip Ozturk.

Where this story started

It should be noted the couple is living in Batumi, Georgia, a coastal town where it is legal to have children through surrogate mothers. This town is also where the couple met. At the time, Ozturk was a single mom who desperately needed a break to reset. Kristina went to Batumi and, of course, met her now-husband Galip Ozturk.

She is so easy to be with always has a smile on her lips and yet at the same time is shy and mysterious. 

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,” Galip shares about his wife.

Galip Ozturk, The Daily Mail

Fast forward, this married couple now have 22 babies, mostly through surrogate mothers. 

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Why do you need surrogacy for the World’s largest family?

Kristina wanted a big family early on, and after discussing this with her husband, he was all on board. After the couple decided to have as many children as possible, they decided it may be the better course of action to hire surrogate mothers who can take some strain off her body. 

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

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What does it take to have the world’s largest family?

Kristina had taken to her social media accounts, declaring that she’s intended to have 105 kids with her husband. However, she has now clarified that she wants to have an extraordinary amount of children, but 105 was just a random number she threw out there. Clearly, money isn’t an issue for this couple, so the only barrier they face is time. If they truly want to have around 100 kids, it will most likely take them around 20 more years to make this a reality. 

Okay, so you don’t need to have as many kids and Kristina and Galip, but Big families are the best. We’ve already established I’m a little biased because of my Rockstar sisters, but truly there are some amazing benefits to having a bunch of little ones.  

Reasons to have a large family

There’s someone to have fun with, always

Firstly, I can’t even describe to you the amount of laughing fits I had every single day in my childhood, and I only had two sisters. I can’t even imagine what it would be like with nine (or more) other siblings. But, I do know one thing. It would be hysterical!

Having the world’s largest family means you’re never lonely

We all crave a little alone time sometimes, but it’s also comforting when someone you love is always close by. If there are a billion kids running around your house, there’s always someone to do something or relax with.

More kids means less worry for the parents

Unless you have all 10 kids at the same time, they will vary in age. They’ll always look out for each other especially, as some of your kids get older and become more responsible and capable for themselves.

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  1. Russian woman, 23, who welcomed TEN surrogate babies in 10 months with her millionaire husband, 56, claims they hope to have 105 children carried by other women.” Daily Mail. Latoya Gayle. February 2021.
  2. Instagram Kristina Ozturk.
  3. BABY BOOMER Mum-of-11 is so addicted to having kids she wants 100 CHILDREN using surrogates costing £800,000.” The Sun. Magda Ibrahim, James King. February 2021.

Correction Notice (06/09/2021): A previous version of this article erroneously spelled Kristina Ozturk’s first name as “Christina.” It has since been corrected.

Editor’s Note (02/06/2024): This article has been updated with newer information.