Did you know there’s a British version of the hit 19 Kids and Counting reality series? Yes, while there’s no Duggars to be found in England, there is the Radfords. They’re an equally big family, but they court much less controversy. The Radfords consist of mother Sue, father Noel, and a brood which currently numbers 19. They’re actually the biggest family in the whole of Britain, and they have a host of fans who follow their exploits with delight. And this year, there was some exciting news for both the family and their followers.
Noel and Sue Radford have a super sweet story. They first met as seven-year-olds, when they were both living close by one another in Kendal, Cumbria. As they grew up they got to know each better and began dating in their early teens, but then Sue discovered she was pregnant. She was only 14 years old at the time, a very young age for motherhood. But since both she and Noel had been adopted as children, she decided to keep the baby.
Noel stood by Sue throughout the pregnancy and afterward. And a few years after the birth of their first child, Chris, the young couple got hitched and moved into their first house. Then, after a few more years had passed, they decided to expand their family a little more. When Sue was 17 she gave birth to her second baby, Sophie. But she decided, along with her husband, that what she really wanted was a large family to love.