2008-07-30 03:13:10 GMT 2008-07-30 11:13:10 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhuanet) -- A 44-year-old Romanian immigrant to Canada gave birth to her 18th child in Abbotsford, British Columbia, media reported Monday.
Last Tuesday, Livia Ionce gave birth to a 3 kg (seven pounds, 12 ounces) baby girl, the 10th girl in the family.
Their 17 other children range in age from 20 months to 23 years old.
"We never planned how many children to have. We just let God guide our lives, you know, because we strongly believe life comes from God and that's the reason we did not stop the life," said the proud dad Alexandru Ionce.
The husband said he and his wife had expected a boy to make the number of boys and girls even.
"We thank God all of them are healthy and happy," said Ionce.