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5/5/19 3:26 A

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I came from a family of 14. 11 boys and 3 girls. My dad had 3 boys and 1 girl from his 2nd marriage. My mom and dad together had 10 kids. 8 boys and 2 girls.

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2/25/19 12:03 P

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My husband is one of 21. His biological parents are divorced. His mom remarried and he has a half sister and 2 step-sisters through them. His dad had remarried and they had more together as well as adopted many children (also the unadoptables) for many years. His dad is a cheater and has had a few girlfriends since then. He is now with another woman and has been for several years - they are no longer in reproduction years, but I guess if we count her kids from previous marriages that would add more also (I don't count them). All of the kids are now adults and most are married with 1-4 kids, so we have a pretty big family.

On my side of things, I have my mom. :) My dad passed in May 2016 and my only sister passed in September 2017. My mama and I, that's it :)

My husband and I have 3 children together and plan to have 1 more. We will be done after that. I would love to foster and maybe adopt, but my husband is so reluctant after growing up with all of the "troubled" adopted kids. We definitely wouldn't do this until our kids are old enough not to be negatively influenced by foster children.



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5/17/18 6:33 P

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My step aunt and uncle, them plus their 10 kids, 5 fosters and spouses, grand-children and 2 greats. So 52. We have a large family reunion every 2 years and it is well over 200. But their family is largest and they all show up for every one.



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4/30/18 7:06 A

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The responsibility in large families has to be shared downward or there has to be a ton of money to hire help. By age 6, I was changing diapers of younger siblings, rocking cradles, or helping to fold clothes. At school age, I had to enter the roster for doing dishes. By 10 I was cooking lunch during the summer. By 14, I was in charge of the house while parents took occasional weekend vacations.

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3/16/18 1:54 P

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Have to admire people who take this kind of responsibility

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3/4/18 10:09 A

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I met a woman who also adopted several foster children. I admire people like her too. Lots of people struggle to adopt, I wish they did what she did.

I'm the youngest of 66 cousins, most of them are 20 years older than me. I thought that was strange.



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2/26/18 10:45 A

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One of my uncles had 16 children -- 3 set of twins.
Another uncle had 13 children by the age of 30.

I have close to 200 first cousins

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1/4/18 4:36 P

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19 kids plus mom and dad.... NO adoptions and only one set of twins.

My mom was one of 14 (no twins there).

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12/31/17 5:26 A

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21 plus the mom and dad; this family's in town and adopts the 'unadoptables' and they do wonderfully with all their children.

Our family has 8 kids [all my wife's and mine...no Brady Bunch thing happening here!] plus a grand nephew we're guardians for.



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