Britni Church gave birth to her first child at the age of 16 in 2004.
The Cheaper By The Dozen movie is coming to life! A Kansas mother of 12 has been pregnant almost every year since she gave birth to her first child at age 16 in 2004. Britni Church has 12 children (five girls and seven boys), ranging in age from 11 months to 17 years. Church and her husband, Chris, 30, share their four children: Silas, seven, Christopher Jr., five, triplets Oliver, Asher, and Abel, three, and Rowyn, 11 months. She is also a mother to Crizman, 17, Jordan, 16, Caleb, 14, Jace, 13, Cadence, 12, and Jesalyn, 10, from previous relationships. “I think I’m done,” Church told TODAY Parents jokingly.
According to Church, who is an influencer and chronicles her life on TikTok, people are fascinated by big families. Her account has more than 1.8 million followers.
Church said that many people assume we’re on welfare, but we’re not. I often get asked, ‘Are you Catholic?'” Are you religious?’
Although I’m Pentecostal, that has nothing to do with why I have so many.” She said she loves having a big family and doesn’t mind adding more to it.
“We are happiest when we are together,” she said. There’s a big waterslide and we’ve been having cookouts and sitting around the fire pit. It’s been great.”
It’s difficult not to notice such a large family, and Church admits she does get a lot of judgement from others. Mercury News reported, per The New York Post, that they “get lots of stares when we go out together as a family.” But that doesn’t bother her. She loves her family dearly. She does have a limit to how many more family members she can add.
She admitted that she would stop if her children objected to her having more than 15 children. But she never thought she would have 11 children.
“I’d love to get some animals as well,” she added. “I think two dogs and a cat could be a good start.” The super mom also had some advice for those who had something to say about her unique brood. Rather than judging another mom for being different, celebrate that difference, she told CafeMom.
“Especially online. Say something nice. Or just don’t say anything hurtful. “Don’t judge someone who isn’t exactly like you so quickly.”
source : today.com