When she broke down the news to her husband, she expected him to smile, give her a warm hug and tell her how happy he was. But instead, his face went pale, he frowned, stared at her with a blank expression, and then left the room.
That’s when Kristina knew that her problems had just begun. She had pushed it too far. Her fairytale was about to turn into a horror story.
Everyone had told her that hers was a crazy idea. She just wouldn’t be able to provide for and raise that many kids, let alone give birth to all of them and stay healthy in the process.
But she had found the perfect man and the right circumstances for her plan. Or that’s what she thought. Even after giving birth to 22 children at once, her difficulties weren’t over. And when it all came down crumbling, she was left with a thousand questions and an uncertain future.
Our protagonist is a woman named Kristina Kolasinska. She was born in Poland 23 years ago, and ever since she was a child, she had just one dream and one life goal:
To have dozens and dozens of kids. She didn’t have a specific number; just as many as possible. And the closer to a three-figure number, the better. She knew it wouldn’t be easy; but she had the plan and the drive to get it.
By the time she found the man of her dreams, Kristina’s past dating life had been quite tumultuous. She had gotten married at 18, and she had given birth to her first baby at that age.
However, that marriage didn’t last. And for the following years, she spent her time trying to find the man who would give her what she wanted: dozens and dozens of children. But one thing they say is that you must be careful what you wish for.
It wasn’t an easy process for her: from the get-go, she was pretty straightforward with the men she met about what her goals were. But she stumbled across many lifelong bachelors who weren’t really that interested in starting a large family, let alone an immense one.
But finally, she crossed paths with who she thought would be her knight in shining armor. And from the beginning, she knew that was the man she had been looking for all her life.
His name was Yusuf Aksoy: he was a Turkish multimillionaire who had made his fortune in the travel business. Their romance started like something straight out of a novel, and it attracted a lot of attention from the media.
“He’s a mentor, guide, and fairytale prince all rolled into one,” Kristina once said to the press about the Turkish mogul. However, Yusuf had a dark and mysterious past.
He was rumored to have been forced to escape his own country to escape a court trial. Yusuf had been accused of ordering the assassination of one of his business competitors. At the start, Kristina didn’t know how true were those rumors.
All she knew was that she had met Yusuf in Batuma, Georgia, a luxury touristic resort known as “the Las Vegas of the Black Sea”; she didn’t even know that he was a fugitive, and she would only learn that later. But when it happened, she was already in love; and Yusuf had already established himself in her mind as the man that would fulfill her lifelong dreams.
From the start, Kristina had told Yusuf that her goal in life was to have as many kids as possible. “OK, like how many?”, had Yusuf asked. “About a hundred,” Kristina answered without a second thought. Yusuf just didn’t say anything for a few seconds, then looked back at her and said “Then so be it.”
They knew it wouldn’t be an easy journey. And some may think that the limitations of human physiology would make it impossible. But they did it. Ivanka had managed to give birth to 22 kids at once, and this is how.
Her initial plan was to have just one kid per year. But the doctors warned that it may be risky and it would surely put a strain on her health. So they found another solution.
They looked into surrogacy; it would be quite expensive, but that wasn’t a problem for Yusuf. So they went all in. And in less than one year, 22 children of their own were born to different mothers from all over the world within the span of a few days.
When the tragedy took place, the 22 children lived with Kristina and Yusuf in their Georgian mansion. The couple had spent about $200,000 on the surrogacy process and hired 16 live-in nannies, which cost them about $120,000 a year.
Still, these numbers were peanuts for Yusuf, and Kristina was as happy as she could be. Little did she know that her dream lifestyle was about to get shattered by unexpected events.
But in the meantime, she really enjoyed the ride. She was interviewed numerous times about her marriage and how it was to be a mother to 22 children, and she made clear that she was taking her motherly role really seriously. After all, it was all she had been living for.
“I’m with the kids all the time, doing all the things that moms normally do. The only difference is the number of kids. Each day is different, from planning staff schedules to shopping for my family.”
“I teach each nanny independently when applying for a job – no amateur activity is allowed, the upbringing of children is strictly according to my instructions,” she told the press.
“Each child has a diary that records ALL the details of his life – what we ate, how much we ate, how I slept, how I walked, how many went to the toilet, how many were crying, what changes happened with the body.” But all that meticulously planned palace of harmony and love came down in shambles one day.
It happened on the day Kristina had some good news for Yusuf: after months of trying, they had finally made it: she was pregnant! Their next child would be totally of their own!
Kristina was excited out of her mind, and she expected that Yusuf would be too. But he didn’t seem to be. He just stared at her with a blank expression, walked out the door, and got in his helicopter. The next time Kristina heard from him, two months later, he was in Kazakhstan. But why did he flee?
Kristina never got a clear explanation from Yusuf. Maybe he was on the run from his enemies and the Turkish and Georgian police forces; perhaps he just saw that having 22 kids wasn’t really all cracked up to be. But whatever his reason was, he abandoned Kristina and the kids.
Kristina was devastated by this event. Fortunately, her child was born healthy some months later, but his father wasn’t there to see it. Kristina never forgave him. And eventually, she found a way to serve justice.
She filed for divorce. Unfortunately, the details of the post-divorce arrangements are not known. But Kristina is still living in Yusuf’s Georgian mansion with her army of nannies.
And between alimony and child support, it’s to be expected that she will have some retribution for Yusuf’s betrayal. But there is still one question to be answered: what was the reason that made Yusuf escape from Georgia and abandon his family?