PARENTS can have their hands full with just one child, so raising 22 at once seems almost unimaginable.
However, one mum has dreamed of it and is now living that reality at the age of just 24 – and people think she’s crazy.
Russian-born blogger Kristina Ozturk welcomed 21 surrogate babies into the world with the husband of millionaire businessman Galip, 57, between March 2020 and July 2021.
She also has a child from a previous marriage.
Ozturk has seemingly turned her unique situation into her own reality show as she posts all about her daily life in her busy household on her Instagram page, which has more than 200,000 followers.
But people aren’t just there to see her raise her 22 children; You’re there to watch her try to reach her goal of having up to 105 children.
“I’ve dreamed of this since I was a kid,” Ozturk Fabulous previously said of her deep desire to have a big family.
“My husband also dreamed of having a big, happy family.
“Once we met, we began to make our dream a reality.”
HATERS WILL HATE
While she’s certainly amassed fans, Ozturk is no stranger to critics.
Her posts are riddled with hateful comments and notes from people who just can’t figure out why anyone would want to live that way.
And in a thread discussing her life on Twitter, people didn’t mince their words.
“I have 20 siblings (not from surrogates) and even I find that troubling,” one person wrote of the situation.
“Honestly, babies aren’t accessories,” added another.
“I’m going to snort plan B to practice,” slammed a third disgusted person.
But a fourth hater asked: “Honestly, what’s the point of having so many kids if you can’t even raise them?
“I understand having a nanny for a reasonable number of children (like 3-6) but 22 children? It just seems so selfish.”
The latter commentator is right; Ozturk has a nanny.
In fact, she has several.
However, she stands firmly by her ability to be a parent and bond with each of her children.
A PROUD MOM
Ozturk, who lives in Batumi, Georgia — where she met her partner — is coping with the help of 16 nannies.
She spends about $96,000 a year to allow the aid workers to live in her home with her and her family.
They have their own bedrooms close to where the kids sleep and have their own private kitchen.
You will work on a rolling schedule of four days on and two days off.
And despite the extra help, Ozturk has previously told Fabulous that she’s a very hands-on mom.
“I’m with the kids all the time and I do all the things that moms usually do,” she explained.
“The only difference is the number of children.
“Every 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 couldn’t possibly have a relationship with each of her young children, she says otherwise.
“Often I have been asked how I have enough for each child, whether I dedicate time to each one alone.
“Yes. We have a special bond with every child.
“I wish all parents to be able to spend all their time with their children because that is the most important thing in life.”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/18034490/kristina-ozturk-22-babies-love-being-mom-parenting/ I’m 24 and have 22 babies under the age of 2 – people say I’m crazy but I love being a mom