Sue Radford, 42, and her husband Noel, 46, live in Morecambe, Lancashire. They say this was the latest child and even declared: “It’s strange knowing you’re not going to have anymore.” Sue lost a boy, Alfie, when she was 23 weeks pregnant in 2014. Noel had a vasectomy during Sue’s ninth pregnancy but had it reversed when the couple wanted more kids. However, probably the most relevant fact in this case is not the number of the children in the family but the reality that both the parents were given for adoption at their birth.
The family in 2013
The couple run a bakery, where Noel often works 11-hour shifts. They receive also money for their kids. The family spends a whopping £300-a-week on food shopping – with 18 pints of milk, three liters of juice and three boxes of cereal consumed alone every single day. At Christmas, the Radfords set aside a budget of between £100 and £250 per child and around £100 at birthdays.