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Family of 21 is America’s new Mega Family

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Step aside Duggars, the Bates family will soon have the title of America’s MEGA family. The Learning Channel will follow the family of 21 while doing their best to breed an army.

Gil and Kelly Bates have 19 biological children and are hoping for more. The couple does not believe in contraception and uses hormone shots to strengthen Kelly’s uterus. The couple are evangelical Christians. Gil insists that they’re doing the Lord’s work: “We are all in a race against time to finish whatever work God has for us.”

They couple also believe that God decides how many kids you should have.

Gil and older boys run a tree removal business while the girls help with the housework. The Bates family’s show, Baby Makes 19 will premiere on TLC, March 13th at 10pm.