Kristina Ozturk, 24, recently went viral on social media after it was revealed that she has 21 babies! According to the Russian woman, she and her husband spent $195,500 in the last year on surrogates so they could grow their family. The couple decided to use surrogacy because they wanted to expand their family as fast as possible.

Ozturk said that she has 16 live-in nannies who help her take care of the babies. But she says that she is still a very “hands-on” mom.

“I’m with the kids all the time, doing all the things that moms normally do. The only difference is the amount of kids. Each day is different, from planning staff schedules to shopping for my family,” said Kristina Ozturk.

Kristina Ozturk has gone viral for having 21 babies. The Russian mother employs 16 nannies to help her with all the child care. (Credit: Instagram)
Kristina Ozturk has gone viral for having 21 babies. The Russian mother employs 16 nannies to help her with all the child care. (Credit: Instagram)

Along with their 21 babies and 16 nannies, the couple also lives with Ozturk’s 6-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, and one of her husband’s older daughters. That’s 23 kids in one house!

Her husband, Galip Ozturk, 57, is a wealthy hotel owner, and the family lives in a mansion in Turkey. The couple met in Batumi, Georgia, while the young woman was on vacation. According to the 24-year-old she dreams of having over 105 biological children, and her husband supports her dream.

“I’ve dreamed about this since childhood,” Kristina Ozturk told Fabulous Magazine. “My husband also dreamed about having a big, happy family. So after we met, we started to put our dream into action.”

Ozturk and her husband started their surrogacy journey back in March 2020. Their youngest baby was just born three months ago. (Credit: Instagram)
Ozturk and her husband started their surrogacy journey back in March 2020. Their youngest baby was just born three months ago. (Credit: Instagram)

The couple started their surrogacy journey back in March 2020. Their oldest baby is 19 months, while their youngest was just born three months ago.

When the couple started to expand their family, the 57-year-old already had nine older children from a previous marriage. According to reports, his oldest child is a decade older than his new wife.

Galip Ozturk said that all of his older children live and work in Turkey, many of them helping him out with his own hotel business. “My youngest is 12 years old, and my eldest is 34 years of age. Even my 12-year-old son works, selling vegetables and eggs. My sons and daughters help me manage my companies. With time, they are getting better and better at their jobs. They have the energy of the youth. Some of them are in the tourist business, while others are active in the financial sector. They all work,” said Ozturk.

The mother of 22 likes to document her family’s adventures on her Instagram account, @batumi_mama. The account has over 170K followers and the super mom just did a Q&A with Fabulous Magazine that let her fans in on all the secrets of her big happy family.

The 16 nannies that live in the home all have their own rooms and even a communal kitchen. They work on shift schedules and help Ozturk with all the children (Credit: Instagram)
The 16 nannies that live in the home all have their own rooms and even a communal kitchen. They work on shift schedules and help Ozturk with all the children (Credit: Instagram)

The 16 nannies work on shifts of four days on, two days off. They all have their own rooms close to the children, and even share a kitchen where they can make their own food. The young mother pays each of them $500 a month, which is over $96,000 a year in child care alone.

Kristina Ozturk also revealed that keeping all the children fed and clothed is an expensive bill. She said, “It costs about $5,000-$6,000 (£3,500-£4,200) per week for essentials for all the kids. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a bit less.”

These essentials include 20 large bags of diapers every week, along with 57 packets of baby formula. She said that all her children have their own clothes, but sometimes they share clothing for pictures.

Kristina Ozturk said that she is ready to have more babies, but that the couple is going to wait until the children are a little older to start another round of surrogacy.