A mom who already has 11 children wants to have 100 more kids in order to achieve her dream of having the “world’s largest family.” Christina Ozturk, 23, born in Moscow, Russia, hopes that she and her wealthy husband Galip Ozturk will have many more babies via surrogate mothers.
This millionaire couple lives in Batumi, a coastal city in Georgia. It’s completely legal there to have children using surrogate mothers. Christina was a single mom when she was vacationing in the coastal city of Batumi, a tourist hotspot many people call the “Las Vegas of the Black Sea.”
She met Galip on her very first day in the city, a meeting she recalls being love at first sight, with Galip her “mentor, guide and fairytale prince all rolled into one.”
Galip shared his memories of their first encounter:
"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.
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."
The relationship had progressed, and Christina soon moved to Batum with her young daughter Vika. Although Galip was much older and had adult children of his own when they met, he told Christina that he wouldn’t mind having a really large family.
They both wanted to have many kids as possible. But they soon realized Christina would not be able to give birth to enough children to keep up with their ambitious plans.
They’ve decided to use surrogate mothers, adding up to a price of about $11,000 for everything involved. Being wealthy came in handy, so they are now parents to 10 children in addition to Vika.
“At the moment, I have ten children with the latest addition, Olivia, who arrived at the end of last month. I gave birth to my eldest daughter Vika myself, six years ago.
The rest of the children are genetically ours from my husband and me but were carried by surrogates. “
They have previously spoken on social media about wanting 105 children, but they have confessed this had just a random number.
“I don’t know how many they will eventually be, but we certainly don’t plan to stop at 10. […] We just not ready to talk about the final number. Everything has its time.”
Before expanding their family even more, they will let the existing kids grow up a bit first. Christina has also confessed it has proven more challenging than expected to care for so many babies all at once.
Christina’s initial plans were to have a baby each year, but when the option of surrogate mothers arose, she chose that way instead.
“The clinic in Batumi chooses surrogate mothers for us and takes full responsibility for the process. We are not personally acquainted with surrogate mothers and do not have direct contacts with them in order to avoid problems after pregnancy.
“All communication takes place through the clinic, we only monitor health indicators. I make up a dietary menu for mothers so that the food is complete; I look at the test results.”
They choose only surrogate mothers who are young and who have already had one previous pregnancy. They also do check them for any bad habits or addictions.
The candidates also receive psychological counseling to make sure they are ready and willing to give up the baby after birth.