18 Kids and Counting: Gil and Kelly Bates Say Their Family Is Praying for More Children

Despite already having 18 biological kids, one Tennessee couple says they are praying for more children. The Bates family lives in a five-bedroom house outside of Knoxville, Tenn., with their 18 children. Zach is their oldest at age 22, and Judson is their youngest at 11 months. "We never planned on having 18 children," Gil Bates said. "I feel like together, in marriage, we began to grow in this direction," his wife Kelly Bates added. The Bates are evangelical Christians who do not believe...Full Story
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