People have different reasons for having kids. For a single mum like Sonya who has 10 children for different fathers, her reason could seem complicated to people who try to understand her kind of life.
The single mum who gets £400 (N188,936.48) from the government as support money said she did not choose to have the children to get benefits, UK Sun reports.
In speaking with the media, she said even living life with the benefits she gets could be difficult. The mother of 10 also said that whenever she got into a relationship with any of her partners, her first thought was always how beautiful the baby would be.
Sonya said that she always hoped every one of her relationships would not break up. Photo source: UK Sun
“I was in a marriage where I thought we’d be together forever, but obviously we weren’t. I’m not having babies for benefits.
“When I fell pregnant with any of them my first thought wasn’t ‘I’m going to claim some benefits.’ My first thought was ‘I’ve got a beautiful baby here’,” she said.
Sonya said that being on the benefits is not only hard but that her kids deserve more than they have, adding that she would not allow their comfort to be put on taxpayers’ bills.
In talking about what her priorities are, she said that once rent and food are sorted out, she saves the remainder of the handout for the rest of the week.