Tuesday, July 29, 2008

18? Of Course Not

Abbotsford, B.C. woman gives birth to 18th child

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- Alexandru Ionce and his wife never planned to have 18 children in 23 years but when they welcomed little Abigail Ionce into the world, that's just what happened...The couple immigrated to Canada from Romania in 1990 and now live in Abbotsford, B.C. Their 17 other children range in age from 20 months to 23 years old.

...Ionce said the family has received calls from Germany, Romania and England, as well as from media outlets across Canada. One TV station even suggested doing a documentary about what they suggested is the world's largest family. It's an idea that amused him, but Ionce doubts they hold any record titles. "I think we are not the largest," he said.

Of course not.

Some 30 years ago, Uzzit Schneerson, daughter of Rav Moshe Tzvi Segel, had givenbirth to 20 (and had adopted two others). I know her. And we won't mention some Beduin families with much more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The huge Bedouin families mostly have multiple wives, so it's an unfair comparison.