You may or may not know about Kristina Ozturk. She is a 24-year-old mum who REALLY loves babies. Her daughter, Viktoria, is six while she also has 20 babies, all born via surrogates.
We’ve shared her incredible story in the past (it’s one of our most popular stories to date, in fact) and are floored by the news that she actually has 21 infants, not 20.
One of her babies, little Alena, has only recently left intensive care and is finally in her mumma’s arms!
21 babies, all under 2!
All Kristina’s and her husband, Galip’s babies are born between March 2020 and January 2021. Most of them are now entering toddlerhood and the couple has been incredibly busy hosting birthday parties for the babies.
Here are their names and birthdates:
- Mustafa: 03/10/2020
- Maryam: 04/17/2020
- Irene: 04/19/2020
- Alisa: (Alice) 04/19/2020
- Hasan: 05/29/2020
- Judy: 05/29/2020
- Harper: 06/17/2020
- Teresa: 6/24/2020
- Hussein: 6/24/2020
- Anna: 07/28/2020
- Isabella: 08/01/2020
- Ismail: 08/20/2020
- Mehmet: 08/31/2020
- Ahmet: 09/27/2020
- Ali: 10/28/2020
- Christina: 10/28/2020
- Alena: 10/28/2020
- Sara: 11/10/2020
- Alparslan: 12/04/2020
- Olivia: 16/01/2021
I know. It seems impossible. But it’s not. She’s really raising 21 babies (plus an older child) and she is making it look easy! Here’s how she does it.
A massive house
Kristina and Galip are millionaires and they certainly have the space for a nursery of children.
They live in Batumi, Georgia with their massive baby clan and their house boasts three stories, dozens of bedrooms and epic, large play spaces for the babies to learn and grow. They’ve also got an epic swimming pool and plenty of pool toys for the tots!
Baby gear galore
The babies share a room – currently two or three babies per room – but they each have their own high chairs, seat in a double stroller and so many toys! It would be like going to daycare every single day, but with your siblings.
And so many adorable outfits too!
Kristina gave birth to her daughter, Viktoria before she met her husband. She then met Galip while holidaying in Georgia, and, well the rest is history!
In Georgia, it is legal to use surrogate mothers in pregnancy. It costs around $12,000 AUD per surrogacy but this is a price the couple is more than happy to pay.
Twins, triplets and single babies, oh my!
While many of the kids share a birthdate, it’s unclear if they are twins or just happen to have been born on the same day via two different surrogates.
We assume that Irene and Alisa are twins as are Hasan and Judy and Teresa and Hussein. Sara and Lokman also share the same birthdate.
Kristina introduces us to Alena
We also know that Ali and Kristina are actually triplets with their sister, Alena, only recently introduced on Instagram.
Sadly, Alena has been in intensive care with a serious medical condition. She has since been discharged but remains in Turkey with relatives as she must remain close to her hospital in Turkey.
However, Kristina flies over to see her baby, who recently celebrated her first birthday away from her triplet siblings. Kristina is hopeful Alena will be able to live with the rest of the family soon.
16 live-in nannies
The couple also employs 16 different nannies who all live in the house and work around the clock. Each nanny works four days on, two days off. They all have bedrooms near the kids’ rooms and their own kitchen to share.
They also employ cooks, cleaners, gardeners, security services and personal assistants, all so that “nothing distracts us from the most important thing – raising children”.
Kristina shares the inside scoop on her life with her babies on her Instagram page and it looks like the family, including parents, babies, big sister and nannies, all work together to make their home a happy and fun space for the children.
When asked why 22 children, she writes,
There is no answer, we just love children very much, and therefore we see no obstacles for our family to be complete.
Many people ask, what is our goal with my husband? What is the idea of such a large family … The idea is in great and endless love, that our children will not be alone when they grow up .. when there are no parents, they will be with each other.
I was the only child in the family and always dreamed of brothers or sisters so that I would not be so lonely.”
Kristina isn’t shy about admitting she loves children and wants to add more babies to the mix. We wouldn’t be surprised if she already has another child on the way!
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