|The Bates Children|
I grew up with five brothers and sisters and I thought that was a large family. I think otherwise when I hear about families like the Bates. They have 18 children and are hoping to have more.
My head would probably spin with this many children, but I would be willing to let it spin if I could. My life unfolded differently, however, and I am grateful for the two children I do have.
By the way, Gil and Kelly Bates do not believe in the use of artificial contraception. As Neil Armstrong said on the moon, "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind."
Learn more about large families at Association of Large Families of America.
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