Tatiana Kravchenko, a resident of Sterlitamak district, is raising 14 children. At the same time, she has only three children - relatives, the rest of the children she took from the orphanage. Almost everyone has serious congenital diseases - most of them have Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.
“I don’t divide children into friends and family,” the woman says.
After unsuccessful attempts to become a mother, Tatiana adopted three children and suddenly found out that she was pregnant. The woman is sure that this is how fate rewarded her for caring for children with disabilities, reports the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company "Bashkortostan".
The grandmother helps with the household of a mother with many children. Without the help of nannies and housekeepers, the rooms are always clean and tidy. Each child has a separate wardrobe.
They teach girls and boys at home: the teachers of the local school conduct six hours of classes every day.
Tatyana's eldest daughter, Zhenya, is still the only one who goes to school on her own. The girl is seriously interested in karate and is already winning competitions.
The average native daughter is two years old, and the youngest is only ten months old. The woman says that raising so many children is not easy - it is not so easy to get expensive medicines, and it is almost impossible to get preferential vouchers to a sanatorium. In the coming days, a replenishment is expected in a friendly family - Kravchenko is planning to adopt three more girls. Soon they will have, albeit a foster, but still a mother.