The other (baby) shoe drops…

The California octuplet story takes yet another twisted twist…  From the UK Times.

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.

Now, just what sort of genius comes up with this sort of plan?

Angela Suleman, who is caring for the first six children — one of whom is autistic — while her daughter is in hospital, said yesterday that she had consulted a psychologist over Nadya’s “obsession with children”.

Nadya Suleman, who describes herself as a “professional student” living off education grants and parental money, broke up with her boyfriend before the birth of her first child seven years ago.

One wonders what the doctors were thinking (*IF* they were thinking) when they implanted the unmarried “professional student and mother of six (including one autistic son) with *EIGHT* embryos in contradiction of professional guidance that only two to three embryos be implanted in this sort of procedure.

As result, I suspect that Ms. Suleman, professional student, will have her dreams dashed upon the harsh reality that her scenario doesn’t  generate the sympathetic interested that these events, when happening to a childless couple desperate to have a child, is suddenly rewarded with a nursery-full of children…

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  1. Dimsdale on February 2, 2009 at 7:23 am

    So Oprah can make time for this giant dependency on us, but she refused to make time to interview Sarah Palin before the election?

    Why would anyone watch that unmitigated pap anyway?  Bad enough that Oprah is the female version of Springer without the entertainment value, but her blatant and unrepentant unilateral support of Obama will keep me from ever watching her.

    Besides, how can a woman that can't control her own weight be critical of a woman that can't control her own desire for a "family circus?"

  2. davis on February 2, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Way to go Dimsdale: you tell them. I think there are insane doctors out there who made this possible, in addition to the insanity of Ms. Suleman and her family. You decided to pick on Oprah, instead. Oprah is neither the problem nor the solution in this case.

  3. Anne-EH on February 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Do not be suprised if this "professional student" ends up on the public dime, her and the 14 children.

  4. Stephanie on February 3, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Of course she's going to end up on the public dime.  I would like to know how she paid for this IVF?  And what idiot doctor implanted 8 embryos?

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