Skip to comments.Woman Pregnant with 14th Child Will Keep Going Until She Has Twins
Posted on 11/26/2009 1:24:43 PM PST by Dallas59
Sarah Foss, 39, got pregnant at age 16 and was so traumatized by the birth, she swore off kids for another 10 years. After having her second child in 1996, Foss has gotten pregnant every year since then. Now Foss is pregnant with her 14th child and vows to keep her OB-GYN busy, until he places a set of twins in her arms.
The Derby, UK, "mum" says, "All I've ever wanted is twins or triplets. It's my biggest wish, and I'm going to keep trying until I do it. It would be fantastic. In fact, I won't stop trying until I've done it. I love having babies - it's the most wonderful thing in the world."
Foss swears that her children are not a bother at all. She and her longtime live-in partner, Stephen Smith, 40, all live in a three bedroom house. Smith works as a canal boat builder and Foss is a stay-at-home mom but insists that they make ends meet by watching every penny that comes in to the household.
Belt-tightening is not an easy feat in the Foss-Smith household. Each week the couple averages $1,000 on groceries alone--32 loaves of bread, 75 pounds of potatoes, 126 pints of milk, 36 rolls of toilet paper, three large boxes of detergent, eight boxes of cereal.
The busy mom is also very anal about keeping a spotless home. So every day Foss gets up at 4 a.m. to make sure her family is not viewed by the neighbors as "living in a pigsty and behaving as low-life scroungers who beg off the state."
The couple's children sleep in movable bunkbeds and cots, so that they can change them around at bedtime. Two of her children sleep on an airbed. Foss says, that her household is "a squash and a squeeze, but it's cozy. It's home." Just in case you're wondering what her children's names are (from youngest to the oldest):
Patrick named after Sara's grandmother's surname of Patrick
Stephen -- named after his father
Malachai named after a character in the horror film, Children of the Corn
Peppermint named after mints she craved during pregnancy
Echo named after a group of eco-campaigners who Stephen met during a job at work
Eli named after another character in the film, Children of the Corn
Rogue named after a character in the film, X-Men
Frodo named after a hobbit in the film, The Lord of the Rings
Morpheus named after a character in film, The Matrix
Artemis named after a book character, Artemis Fowl
Blackbird named after a gathering of blackbirds which flew onto Sara's lawn
Baudelaire named after the Baudelaire orphans which featured in Lemony Snicket's film, A Series of Unfortunate Events
Voorhees named after serial killer, Jason Voorhees in the horror movie, Friday The 13th
Frodo? Rogue? Peppermint? I hope this sick cookie realizes these kids will have to apply for jobs someday...
Is this supposed to be bad? Sounds like they are taking care of the kids and aren’t asking for tax dollars.
She seems to have fetishised childbirth.
I saw a different version of this story, and the welfare they receive from the asinine government amounts to over $70,000 a year.
LOL x 2.
Somebody tell her to take some fertility drugs. She’ll increase her odds of having twins, triplets, etc.
As a mother of identical twins and a singleton, I think this is pretty sick.
For one thing, twin pregnancies are much riskier than other pregnancies, both for the kids and for the mom. I was on complete bedrest for 10 weeks with my pregnancy, and that is not uncommon. My twins had RSV and almost died even though they were full term. Not every set of twins has problems, but the risk for prematurity and problems is just so much higher.
It’s one thing to be happy about something that God has given you. It’s another thing to keep on having babies to have twins.
Rwanda, Dorito, Rolex, Neutragena, Teflon, DKNY, Lexus, Dyslexus, Dentyne, and Absorbine Jr.
I don’t know—call me nuts, but I think it might be better for the children if their parents were actually married.
Foss gets up at 4 a.m. to make sure her family is not viewed by the neighbors as “living in a pigsty and behaving as low-life scroungers who beg off the state.”
They may not live in a pigsty but they are behaving as low-life scroungers who beg off the state.
From another article:
Even though Mr Smith works as a canal boat builder, the couple receives £4,200 in tax credits and family allowance every month.
Yet Miss Foss, who has just run up a £5,000 bill buying her children's Christmas gifts at Toys R Us, claims they have to watch every penny."
I agree!!!! It’s just a few things I see wrong with all of this.
I agree!!!! It’s just a few things I see wrong with all of this.
A few years ago a woman gave birth to a little girl at Cook County hospital in Chicago and named her Syphilis.
Multiples run strong in our family, including one of my parents. I can vouch for this, identicals...aren’t! And this woman has a screw rattling around loose in her head, risking her health and the welfare of all her children for an illusion, a fetish.
A mother of 13, who costs taxpayers $83,130 a year.
I wish my name was "Dorito", but "Absorbine Jr" does have a nice ring to it.
I put more thought into coming up with names for my dogs.
That changes things of course.
“Its one thing to be happy about something that God has given you. Its another thing to keep on having babies to have twins.”
However its not wrong to want more babies. Unless they are supported by taxes I say let them do what they want.
Perhaps you missed some of the other posts. She and her live-in guy are supported by the taxpayers.
That ain’t welfare, its the freakin’ lottery!!
I agree that it’s not wrong to want more babies.
However, she is having babies in order to get twins. Every baby should be special whether they are twins or not.
Beyond that, who names their kid after a serial killer?
The first two kids got such nice names...Patrick and Stephen. Then she started with the goofy names.
Well, one good thing, at age 39, she’s only got about three more years to keep trying to get pregnant, unless she gets special medical help or is really lucky.
wish they'd marry though..
Oh no! What a terrible thing to name a child!
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