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Octuplet Mom Looks for TV Career as Child Expert

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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Octuplet Mom Looks for TV Career as Child Expert

by Amy Hatch Feb 2nd 2009 1:00PM

Categories: In the news

New mom of octuplets Nadya Suleman, whose own mother says her daughter may have a serious mental problem, is eager to dispense her best child-rearing advice. The 33-year-old single mother of 14 offered Oprah Winfrey and Diane Sawyer the opportunity to tap her parental wisdom for the low, low price of $2 million. She allegedly hopes to parlay her famous fertility into a career in reality TV, à la Jon and Kate Gosselin.

Angela Suleman, the octuplets grandmother, says she was so concerned with her daughter's "obsession with children" that she consulted with a psychologist. Angela told the press: "[She] is not evil, but she is obsessed with children. She loves children, she is very good with children, but obviously she overdid herself."

She added: "It can't go on any longer. She's got six children and no husband. I was brought up the traditional way. I firmly believe in marriage. But she didn't want to get married."

Oh, yeah, you heard that right. And there's more.


This self-described "full-time student," whose own parents have been forced to file bankruptcy due to the financial pressures of caring for their daughter and her children, is single. A divorcee, she broke up with her boyfriend just before the birth of her first child seven years ago.

Now there are eight more babies, laying in a neonatal intensive-care unit, some fighting for their lives. And where is their daddy, you might ask?

Did she use a sperm donor? Did she use an egg donor? No one knows. It's highly unlikely that Nadya conceived eight babies all on her own, the natural way. Suleman was working at a fertility clinic, and speculation is that the babies were conceived with frozen sperm donated by a friend; perhaps the same man as the father of her two-year-old twins.

Nadya's fruitful pregnancy gets more and more controversial every day, as medical experts question the ethics of the fertility specialist who allowed this single mom to add eight more babies to her brood. Women who achieve this kind of multiple pregnancy via infertility treatments are customarily counseled to terminate some of the embryos. Supposedly, Nadya received this advice during the first trimester.

Angela Suleman has said the 33-year-old refused, because she was unable to make such a "life-or-death decision." Call me crazy, but didn't she make that choice anyway, by choosing to bear such high-risk babies?

The story continues to unfold, with more and more outrageous details coming to light every day, as the babies get stronger. As of now, all but one of them are breathing on their own. Someday they are going to ask a lot of questions about just how they came into this world, just like we are today.

This woman must be delusional. Not only does she seem to believe she can continue to raise children like a litter of puppies while her parents foot the bill, now she wants to tell the rest of us how to parent? This is not a mother, this is a car crash. We are all rubbernecking at the mess on the side of the road, while those poor kids are the collateral damage.

What do you think? Is Nadya crazy or does she just love kids? Did the doctors who may have helped her have an ethical and moral responsibility to advise this young woman against taking fertility drugs?

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lolamac
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM

 A child expert or a professional uterus??? BWAAHAAA

GOBryan
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 12:25 PM

badbanging head into walleye rolling

jeenw1019
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 12:26 PM

This mom is crazy.  I dont care how many children people want to have but you need to be able to take care of them first.  I feel bad for those children and I feel bad for this womens parents. 

MaddiesMaMa418
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 12:26 PM


Quoting lolamac:

 A child expert or a professional uterus??? BWAAHAAA


LOL


 

BEXi
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 12:27 PM

She can thank the media for giving her this opportunity. If the media just left her alone, no one would even know who this crazy chick was, and she wouldnt have a snowballs chance in hell in profiting off her children. Since this isnt the case, the woman is most definitely going to having deals of all sorts thrown at her. Exactly what she wanted.

GOBryan
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 12:28 PM

She's a fine example for her kids, isn't she??

Quoting jeenw1019:

This mom is crazy.  I dont care how many children people want to have but you need to be able to take care of them first.  I feel bad for those children and I feel bad for this womens parents. 


Randi02
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 12:29 PM

Well the world already hates her for being such a selfish snatch, so I can't see many people touching her.

She is already not seeing the donations she had hoped for. 

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soon2bemomof307
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 12:30 PM

LOL, that's laughable. She should do a seminar on how to have multiple children so they can mooch off the system and get free stuff. She is a douche bag.





BEXi
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 12:31 PM


Quoting Randi02:

Well the world already hates her for being such a selfish snatch, so I can't see many people touching her.

She is already not seeing the donations she had hoped for. 

Give it time... there might not be donations, but I have a feeling soon we'll be seeing a book deal or freaking lifetime movie. Rofl.. I'd watch it just for the train-wreck of it all.

ain-gell72
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 12:32 PM

i would watch it too! lol

i think she thinks she could be a woman dugger!

Quoting BEXi:

 

Quoting Randi02:

Well the world already hates her for being such a selfish snatch, so I can't see many people touching her.

She is already not seeing the donations she had hoped for. 

Give it time... there might not be donations, but I have a feeling soon we'll be seeing a book deal or freaking lifetime movie. Rofl.. I'd watch it just for the train-wreck of it all.


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