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THE single mother of octuplets born in California last week is seeking $2m (£1.37m) from media interviews and commercial sponsorship to help pay the cost of raising the children.
Nadya Suleman, 33, plans a career as a television childcare expert after it emerged last week that she already had six children before giving birth on Monday. She now has 14 below the age of eight.
Although still confined to an LA hospital bed, she intends to talk to two influential television hosts this week — media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and Diane Sawyer, who presents Good Morning America.
Her family has told agents she needs cash from deals such as nappy sponsorship — she will get through 250 a week in the next few months — and the agents will gauge public reaction to her story.
Originally posted by Mynaeris
It's all about her and we are all going to give her the chance to become famous by watching shows she is going to be on, and buying all those tabloids with pictures of her and the 14 kids.
Originally posted by pmbhuntress
CNN told the lady had been living on welfare with her other 6 kids. So yeah she did this to make some cash. I also found it strange that the lady had a pending case against her former employer for her getting hurt on the job. Is this woman money hungry?
By the sound of it the lady is a scammer. And if she is on welfare, why wasnt she made to have her tubes tied after all of those other kids? Seems to me we dont need to be paying for another 8 children as tax payers.
I have 3 kids and that is it. I am having a hard enough time feeding my oldest one that eats like a pig. But when folks are living on welfare and still want more kids there is a problem.
And how did she afford the fees for the fertility place? Some are saying she went to Mexico or some other country to have it done. Let me guess more tax dollars down the drain for her to get pregnant.
Nadya Suleman holds a 2006 degree in child and adolescent development from California State University, Fullerton, and as late as last spring she was studying for a master's degree in counseling, college spokeswoman Paula Selleck told the Press-Telegram.
Originally posted by Cynic
This is a truly sad and blatantly obvious attempt at extorting money from a gullible American public by using those that are most vulnerable as a pawn in the game. Not unlike the Dionne quintuplets of Canada in the Great Depression. IMHO, this woman is nothing but a self-serving narcissist who needs professional help. Her doctors should be joining her.
Fearing private exploitation, the Ontario government removed them from their parents and placed them in a specially built hospital under the care of Dr Allan Roy DAFOE, who had delivered them. Oliva Dionne fought a 9-year battle to regain them. In the interval, they became the country's biggest tourist attraction and a $500 million asset to the province. Three million people trekked to "Quintland" to watch the babies at play behind a one-way screen.
The lady sounds like a "collector". When I did animal rescue it was quite the phenomenon...loving caring people who simply feel the MUST take n every stray or every SPCA wanton.
She clearly cannot manage with that many kids...unless she has a entire team. What arse of a doctor would agree to do this procedure for a woman who already has six kids?????
– The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week conceived all 14 of her children through in vitro fertilization, is not married and has been obsessed with having children since she was a teenager, her mother said.