A mother of 11 has revealed she is desperate for more children, even though she’s spent almost a decade of her life being pregnant.
Britni Church, 31, from Arkansas City, Kansas, had her first child, daughter Crizman, just a few days after her 16th birthday. She has since welcomed 10 more children -Jordan, 14, Caleb, 13, Jace, 12, Cadence 10, Jesalyn, eight, Christopher, three, and one-year-old triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel – and has spent a total of 10 years pregnant.
However despite the strain of having a super-size family – and the extra-large bills – Britni, who is married to husband Chris, admitted she wants to add to her brood and would want as many as 15 children.
Britni Church (centre) with husband Chris (centre, back row) and all 11 children: Crizman, 15, Jordan, 14, Caleb, 13, Jace, 12, Cadence 10, Jesalyn, eight, Christopher, three, and one-year-old triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel
The full-time mother from Arkansas City, Kansas, says she is desperate to have more children. Pictured, Britni and Chris with eight of their children at their family home in Arkansas
After giving birth to triplets, she now thinks she 15 children is her cut off point for her ever-growing family. Pictured, the five youngest boys: Cadence 10, Christopher, three, and one-year-old triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel
Despite her plans to add more babies to their family, Britni says she would stop if her children told her not to have any more. Pictured, Britni pregnant with the triplets
The enormous family drives a 15-seater Ford Transit to ferry them all around and Chris had to make a custom 12-seater dining table to fit everyone around
To care for their troupe of 11, Britni and second husband, Chris Church, 28, spend $300 (£230) per week on groceries, including five boxes of cereal, 66 cartons of milk and 600 diapers.
Britini said: ‘I hope we’ll try to have another girl still. I don’t think I would ever have more than 15 kids but then again I never thought I’d have 11 kids.
‘I thought I would have maybe four kids maximum. It does not feel like I have lots of kids – it feels normal.
‘If any of the kids said, ‘you can’t have anymore’ l would accept that it’s too much.’
Britni and her second husband Chris Church, 28, spend $300 a week on their groceries to keep the large brood fed. Pictured, all 11 children in reverse age order. Right-left: Crizman, 15, Jordan, 14, Caleb, 13, Jace, 12, Cadence 10, Jesalyn, eight, Christopher, three, and one-year-old triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel
Proud parents Britni and Chris with eight of the 11 children on a family day out
The mother had her first child, Crizman, 15, six days after her sixteenth birthday with her ex-husband back in 2004. (Pictured with her first six children)
The mother had her first child, Crizman, 15, six days after her sixteenth birthday with her ex-husband back in 2004.
The pair had married five days before and had another four children together: Jordan, 14, Caleb, 13, Jace, 12 and Cadence, ten.
When the couple broke-up in 2010, Britni went through a carefree phase, partying at weekends and unexpectedly fell pregnant with her sixth child, Jesalyn, now eight, in 2012.
When she was younger, Britni thought she would have a maximum of four children and never anticipated having 11
She married her first husband five days before the birth of their first child and had another four children together: Jordan, 14, Caleb, 13, Jace, 12 and Cadence, ten
When the couple broke-up in 2010, Britni went through a carefree phase, partying at weekends and unexpectedly fell pregnant with her sixth child, Jesalyn, now eight, in 2012
She spent three years raising her children alone as a single parent before meeting husband, Chris, a sub-contractor, at work in 2014.
The couple had their first son together, Silas, five, in summer 2015, a year after meeting, before Britni gave birth to son Christopher, three, in 2016 and surprise triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel, one, in June of last year.
Britni said: ‘I felt lots of shame about getting pregnant the sixth time because I always wanted my children to have the same dad.
‘But when Jesalyn was born she was so innocent, precious and beautiful. All of the shame went away immediately.
Britni and Chris had their first son together, Silas, five, in summer 2015, a year after meeting, before Britni gave birth to son Christopher, three, in 2016. In June 2019 she gave birth to triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel (pictured)
Britni and her husband Chris were surprised to learn they were expecting triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel, one, adding three more children to the family
‘She was perfect. I stopped caring what people thought. I love having a big family – there’s always someone to talk to.’
Britni’s day starts at 7am when she will see to the triplets before preparing breakfast for her gang of 11 and checking her emails over a quick coffee.
She then makes a start on the twelve loads of washing she has to do per week, while Chris commences the two school runs to get all the kids to school.
The mother starts her day at 7am when she sorts of the triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel (pictured) before making breakfast for all the children
In a week, the mother of eleven is likely to put on twelve loads of washing to keep up all her children’s clothes clean. Pictured: Britni holding her newborn triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel
To take all the children to school, husband Chris has to do two trips to get them all there. Pictured, triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel, wearing matching rompers
Britni, who never thought she would have 11 chidlren, hopes to have another baby girl next. Pictured, the triplets Oliver, Asher and Abel enjoying a snack
After lunch, with the older children off her hands, Britni reads books to send the triplets to sleep and catches up on some of her hobbies like crocheting.
She then prepares dinner and cleans up with the help of Chris, before completing any remaining housework and sneaking in an hour to watch her favourite series after the younger kids are put to bed at 9pm.
The family eat meals together at a custom-made twelve-seater table that Chris built and travel around in a fifteen-seater Ford Transit that they bought last year following the birth of the triplets, having outgrown their former twelve-seater car.
Currently each child shares a bedroom in their five bedroom house in Arkansas City, Kansas. Pictured, the family before the birth of the couple’s triplets
The couple hope to convert their attic and basement into two extra bedrooms when the triplets get older
The mother and father currently have their triplets sleeping in cots in their bedroom
Each child shares a bedroom in the couple’s five-bedroom house and Britni and Chris intend to convert the attic and basement into extra bedrooms once the triplets, who currently sleep in their parent’s bedroom, get older.
Britni shares snapshots of life with her entourage of 11 on her Instagram page where she has gained more than 7,000 followers.
She said: ‘We get lots of stares when we go out as a family. We’ve had people buy the whole family dinner on multiple occasions because they’re so impressed how well behaved the kids are.’
‘If things go well, we hope to build a house in the country by a large pond as Chris loves fishing.
‘We’d love to get some animals too. Maybe two dogs and a cat would be a good start.’