Parents of 18 Kids Share Story of Love, Family, Faith, and Adoption

by | Jun. 19, 2014

News from Utah


That's how Deanne Walker, mother of 18 children, describes her daily life.

"It's always busy," she said. "There are always things happening, there's always something to accomplish. But at the same time, there's always laughter and smiling and playing."

Deanne and her husband, Doug Walker, have 18 children, ranging in age from 5 to 27. Thirteen are still living at home. Nine of them are biological and nine are adopted.

Deanne comes from a family of 10 and Doug from a family of five. The Walkers didn't start out with thoughts of having a large family.

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