Expecting her 14th child, Sara Foss won’t stop until she conceives twins
You’d expect a mum of 13 young children to have her work cut out with her large brood – but it hasn’t put off 39-year-old Sara Foss. Even though she is pregnant with her 14th baby, Sara wants to keep on trying until she has twins, or triplets.
After giving birth to her first baby, Patrick, in 1986, it seems Sara caught the baby bug and has since gone onto giving birth to a further 13 babies, with an average one per year.
At 20-weeks pregnant with her 14th baby, Sara admits to being disappointed that it was just the one baby she conceived but vows to continue trying until she gives birth to twins. “It is my biggest wish to have twins or triplets, and I’m going to keep trying until I do it,” she told the Daily Mail.
The family of 15 (soon to be 16) pick up £50,000 in benefits a year, spending £600 on groceries per week, including 32 loaves of bread, 36 rolls of toilet paper, 126 pints of milk and eight boxes of cereal. But that doesn’t stop Sara wanting more. “I’m going to keep trying, that’s for sure,” she’s declared.
The choice of baby names for her brood have also raised eyebrows, ranging from traditional Patrick to Malachi, Peppermint, Echo, Rogue, Frodo, Artemis and Voorhees!
Depends what benefits she claims. With 13 soon to be 14,I imagine family allowance alone to be £9,000-£10,000 per year. So if she qualifies for working family tax credit and child tax credit that would soon mount up. Doubt it would add up to £50 grand but if 1 of them works(as it is in our house) then live and let live. Can't contemplate that many myself-have 2 would love another 2 but TBH we can't afford any more than that.
Shame about peppermint tho............
Yeah,shame about the names,but whatever rocks your boat.
Tax credits are just based on you need x amount to live,you have x amount from an income ,here's the difference.Child benefit's for everyone.
He works,she looks after the kids and home.They don't live in a mansion but a 3 bedroom house.He hasn't given up work to look after the kids,which I have heard of being used as an excuse.She gets up at 4 to clean the house,she's not idle.What better example to set your kids than hard work and sacrifice.
Someone who has that many children does so for the love of having them,not the money.Without the benefits they'd have asmany but live in poverty.
But it's a tabloid world we live in
I havnt read the whole article in question but if its anything like the usual tabloid crap they will have no doubt played down the fact that someone in the house actually works??
I couldnt imagine having that many, but good luck to her!
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