The proposed size of her family was just supposed to get her some attention online. She wrote, “The number 105 only served as a catchy element in the profile header!” Although she’s used the number 105 on her social media page, “It does not mean that we are planning to have 105 children.”
23-year-old Christina Ozturk of Batumi, Georgia, may not want a family with 105 children, but she does want a large one. She has since become a mother of eleven children – one to who she gave birth. Her first daughter was named Vika. She was born about six years ago. Mom was only seventeen at the time of the girl’s birth. She met her now-husband, Galip, after the birth of her first children. Together, they are 100 percent committed to having a large family together.
But Ozturk’s fragile health couldn’t handle another pregnancy. That’s when they decided to go the surrogacy route. Their first child, Mustafa, was born on March 10, 2020, quickly followed by other babies. Maryam was born on April 17, twins Alice and Airin on April 19, Mekhmet on August 21, Lokman on November 10, and then three more. Their youngest, Olivia, was born on January 16, 2021
These ten were gained through surrogacy. Now, mom wants to shut down anyone who wishes to judge her.
“(My husband and I) don’t know how many they will eventually be, but we certainly don’t plan to stop at ten,” she told The Sun, indicating that she has plans for future surrogacy. “We’re just not ready to talk about the final number. Everything has its time.”
Surrogacy in Ozturk’s home country cost about $11,265.16 for each round.
“The clinic in Batumi chooses surrogate mothers for us and takes full responsibility for the process,” she explained. “We are not personally acquainted with surrogate mothers and do not have direct contacts with them in order to avoid problems after pregnancy.”
She continued, “We are all adults and make decisions on our own, and not because a stranger tells us to do one way or another. As for finance[s], as many people write, ‘what will happen if that or if that?’ We have foreseen the financial component more than one generation in advance, so do not worry about this part.”
“There are people who destroy the planet, and there are those who do everything to restore it,” she wrote. “We are from the second category of people who appreciate what is given to us from above, and we will also teach our children to take care, preserve and increase what is given to us.”