20-year-old student quit everything and took up the responsibility of raising seven children on her own

When you are twenty years old, you want to walk with friends as much as possible, have fun, relax and make new acquaintances. But, unfortunately, not everyone can afford to enjoy youth so much. There are times in life when the burden of responsibility and making serious decisions is thrown onto very young shoulders.


A girl lives in the Chelyabinsk region – Kristina Yevtushenko, who had to experience all this.


Fate decreed that in two years she lost her parents. In a family with eight children, the girl was the oldest, and the youngest baby was only four years old.

Already at the funeral of the mother, the social services became interested in this family, it was decided to distribute all the children to orphanages. Christina’s heart bled, well, how can they all be separated, what will happen to them, and where will she look for them all?


After thinking for a while, the girl said that she herself would be a guardian for her brothers and sisters, she would do everything so that they would grow up together. Fortunately, the local authorities stood up for Christina, and the guardianship service gave the family exactly half a year so that they could prove that they could live fully under the supervision of their older sister.

Christina had to leave college and start working at home in the countryside. She had to take care of the household, milk the cows, collect the children in the garden and to school. While the children were not at home, she cooked, cleaned, washed, etc.

Six months later, social services visited them again. They were able to make sure that the family lives well, everyone is clean, dressed, fed and the house is in order.

Christina was able to organize the children and each had their own responsibilities: one of the boys had to feed the cattle, the girls helped in the kitchen, hung out the laundry, could sweep. There were some inconveniences in the house, for water we had to go to the source several kilometers away.


Having learned about this, the local authorities brought water to their house, and it became a real holiday.

The next oldest in the Yevtushenko family, Artem, went to study at a technical school in Chelyabinsk. So Christina decided, while she was looking after the younger ones, let him get an education. When Artem came over the weekend, he was doing “man’s work”: he repaired something, nailed it, repaired it…

The state also did not leave children. For minors, Christina receives an allowance.

A neighbor says that sometimes Christina comes to cry, because it is very difficult for her, but then she wipes her tears and goes to work, because she has no right to give up. She just wants to be a small, defenseless girl too.

Of course, Christina would like to go on dates and discos, but for her now the family is the most important thing!

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