February 12, 2009

Octuplets mom now seeking online donations

Posted: 08:54 AM ET

Nadya Suleman, the single mother of newborn octuplets, is using the Internet to help support her family of 14 children. She's started a Web site seeking donations.

The Web site features pictures of a rainbow, child's blocks and all eight of Suleman's newborns. Also prominently displayed on the Web site is a prompt for visitors to make a donation, noting that the "proud mother of 14" accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal.

Suleman, 33, had the octuplets through fertility treatments, despite already having six young children and no clear source of income.


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Survivor from the 60's   February 12th, 2009 11:35 am ET

I think that her doctor should support her and her children – this would discourage such blatant moral "bad decisions" in the future – the tax payers obviously have better things to spend their tax dollars on than people like these who oviously milk the system continuously!

colleen ference   February 12th, 2009 12:18 pm ET

In her interview she keeps saying that it was god's will or blessing for her to have 8 babies. God gave her a body that wasn't meant to have babies at all. She had to turn to medicine to get pregnant and consequently became a medical experiment . That is a sin.


sean brizendine   February 12th, 2009 12:37 pm ET

larry thats very tacky but probably necessary in this terrible situation.
"sean in santa rosa"

Russ Ray   February 12th, 2009 12:52 pm ET

Just as I said the day after that litter was born, that they would'nt post, we can add another 15 people to the welfare rolls in Ca.

jessica Sotelo   February 12th, 2009 1:04 pm ET

Do we really want the government or general public involved in any our reproductive decisions? Think about it–do you want to have to pass a test to determine whether you have "permission" to have children and whether you are a "fit" parent? Why is everyone scrutinizing this woman so much? Is it the money? Let's face it, taxpayers pay for almost everyone's children through the public school system. We also pay for programs like free school lunch, CHIPs–childrens health insurance, head start, etc. Is it a moral issue? if so then why are we judging how many children this one woman has or the fact that she is single? many single women have children and there are many large families. I wouldn't want anyone telling me how many children I can have and many people have children they cannot afford. Is it an ethical issue? ah...if that is the case then our concern should be with the doctors who did this. We need to leave this woman alone and let her raise her children. Those who choose to contribute and assist should be able to do so without fear of recrimination from the court of public opinion–fickle as it is.

Rose   February 12th, 2009 1:24 pm ET

The Octuplets mom blantantly lied in her interview with Anne Currie from another network. Ms. Currie asked her if she had any plastic surgery done and Ms. Suleman said "No" – she had other issues to be concerned with.

Her answer was an outright lie. There are photos of the Octomom before her plastic surgery and she looked very different. Her nose and lips were definitely altered. She spent much needed money on unnecessary and vain surgery instead of putting those funds toward her children's support.

As she has already lied, I highly question what the donation money will be used for. The Octomom is obsessed with her own needs and wants and her children come very, very last on her list.

She is $50,000 in debt, has no job, will not have a job for at least 2 years and that is if she is able to finish her degree. This is unlikely, as how will she find the time for school with 14 kids. If she did get a job in her field (also unlikely), the salary will not be anywhere close to what is required to support her family. She is irresponsible, delusional and a liar.

Larry C   February 12th, 2009 2:00 pm ET

I just can't believe what I'm hearing all this stuff: this lady with the octoplet want's the American people to pay for her dumb mistakes. and her doctor's should have his license revoke for doing it!

The peanut company owner from Georgia needs to be indicted criminally.

All the CEO's that took those bonuses and perks also need to be indicted and made to return the money and put them all in jail. Enough of this nonsense.

We have lost all of our brains with this stuff.

snowhite   February 12th, 2009 2:07 pm ET

The taxpayers in Californi a will have to be responsible for this strange woman.I think it is a shame when many cannot afford to support their own families that they will bear her burden.

Rose   February 12th, 2009 2:09 pm ET

In the Octomom's natural (pre-plastic surgery) face photos, she was holding some of her children. This confirms that she had the plastic surgery "after" becoming a parent. Wasting money on foolishness while being on food stamps. There should be great concern over the safety and well being of the 14 children.

dolores from mi   February 12th, 2009 3:09 pm ET

Larry,,something is mighty wrong here..the therapist are having a field day w/this woman....I do not think NBC & Ann Curry should have interviewed her..this is what she was looking for..donations & to be in the public eye..something is wrong w/the DR also..the state of CA is in the red..feel badly the entire state will be forced to support her plus 14 more..maybe Gov Arnie Swazzenneger /sp/ can do smthing..deplorable..feel badly for the infants & she is showing her huge tummy to the media/ sick Larry/ ...sorry ...

harold from ky   February 12th, 2009 3:24 pm ET

mighty sick, Larry...she & the DR,,his/her license should be revoked ! period..and he/she should be told by CA law to support the 8 kids....

harry & david from oregon   February 12th, 2009 3:37 pm ET

they are living in squalor, many things can happen..when they begin to crawl walk..etc,,how many play pens will they need ?hope she doesn't have any pets...more work problems bills....something is wrong here...

Irene, TX   February 12th, 2009 4:29 pm ET

Call me cynical, call my inhuman... This case brings up a generic issue – how come families barely making 35-40K/year with both parents working and no insurance feel so comfortable having 3-4 children? This is the best case scenario, the worst case would be 2-3 generations on welfare and still same 3-4 children... Maybe it's time to make sure they know that no one is about to pay for the cost of raising these kids? Tax benefits, emergency room charges etc. are not covered by any gods (no blasphemy intended), they are covered by people with brains and decency who plan their families responsibly and actually support 1-2 kids of their own and a couple more they didn't bargain for. These costs are covered by sky-high prices of medical insurance we have to pay. This problem is reaching a national disaster level. WHY? Middle-class families are paying "marriage penalty" tax while some people get divorced intentionally – she gets all single mom benefits but they continue to live together...

Pamela   February 12th, 2009 4:30 pm ET

Did anyone notice Ms. Suleman's fingernails in the pictures shown of her with her octuplets?? French manicure!! Even I can't afford that, and I only have three children! Now she wants the public to contribute to a fund to raise her babies????

Tina   February 12th, 2009 5:25 pm ET

This woman needs help mentally, even her own mom is against her decisions.
I agree that God did not give her a body at all to have children – since she needed IVF- She wants to use these children to support her life!
How shameful.

Kelli from Tampa   February 12th, 2009 8:45 pm ET

She has a personality disorder- no therapist can help that. Get the kids out as fast as they can.

Kelli from Tampa   February 12th, 2009 8:46 pm ET

and the doc who did this needs to pay for their upbringing, to include their college educations.

carol   February 12th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I believe that the Doctor and Clinic that allowed this to happen should be financial responsible for the 8 children. What better way to send a message. Right through College.

Jack Shore   February 12th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Watching you and Maher now. The people need a "how-to guide" to help Obama. The people need to have their credit card debt forgiven and mortgages lowered. The people need a Blueprint for helping and how to apply what is required to help Obama. Forgive our debts or get that money back from those insane CEOs. Jack Shore

celeste   February 12th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I feel like this woman needs help mentally... now wanting help to take care of these kids.i wan't to know where is she going to get the baby beds from.what about car seats .what about when the babies cry and need a bottle how is she going to feed are u as a mother of 14 going to give these kids the attention they need. iam sorry but as a mother of kids,and a wife ,i like to know and as the world how and the hell is she going to do it. i think shes a ;liar,cheat to the system and wan't us as america to take care of her babies.something is really wrong with this lady.wheres social services.

kimberly   February 12th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Whats to stop her from doing this again? Shes done it twice.

Jason   February 12th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I think that the fertility doctor should be the one that supports the children and pays all of the medical bills. He obviously did this for the fame, and to improve his practice.

Larry King "Too"   February 12th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Why isn't the doctor who inseminated her being sued for malpractice in order to get the money to raise the kids instead of from taxpayers? It would make him and other doctors like him think about it in the future.

David Thompson   February 12th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I have 3 kids and if I don't pay to support them I am threatend to be put in jail. And where is the importance of the presence of the father? She has already neglected them.

louise   February 12th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Larry, I have visited her website and she only asks for donations. Why isn't she asking for some business to give her a job if she is so anxious to take care of her family. I challenge her to put that on her site! They would even put her through (nursing) school if she would show how much she wants it. She would make more as a surgical nurse than a therapist. Those nails have not changed many diapers or gave many baths. Where is the security firm she will need to protect these babies once they all come home. They will need to screen every volunteer that comes in so no one walks out with a baby. There are so many, one wouldn't be missed until it was too late.

Larry King "Too"   February 12th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Why isn't the doctor being sued for fathering the family? It was malpractice for him to inseminate the girl. He should be treated as the father and pay for the kids costs until they are adults instead of us taxpayers.

Sage of Maryland   February 12th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

This is a great country that we live in. Unfortunately, it is filled with nut cases like Ms. Suleman. This woman in the old days would have been institutionalized because of mental illness. I think that a guardian needs to be assigned to the family as she is a danger to her children and to her poor mother who may collapse under the strain as she is the person who is actually raising these dear children.

Ckelly   February 12th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

These children need help and more help...

This mother represents the ridiculous misunderstanding of a woman's right over her body. This story is about ethics and vanity and the devaluing of human life, a child's life. Every child is precious and has a right to a mother's love and attention. This woman represents all those women who get pregnant for all the wrong reasons and refuse to acknowlege the life giving work and sacrifices that go along with the process. This is not a story about family or a mother's love. This story represents all the extravegances, entitlements and selfishness that has got this world into the mess it is.

Renelda   February 12th, 2009 11:11 pm ET

I am sorry – the doctor who PERFORMED this procedure needs to be investigated by the Medical Ethics community. WHY would a doctor do the procedure on an unemployed woman with 6 kids???

I thought the procedure was intended to HELP people who were have problems that most of us take for granted.

She obviously had the money for the procedure and now she wants money... Did she think it was going to fall out of the sky? Come on!

I don't have any interest in supporting a greedy and selfish woman – who, if she TRUELY loves children the way she says she does – she would have been happy with the 6 she already had.

I hope the state child welfare keeps taps on those kids because they will be the ones to suffer for her selfish actions.

Mike   February 12th, 2009 11:33 pm ET

I'm sorry but why not make it illegal to have more kids if you're having to get government assistance for the children you already have. I hate that it's come to that but being middle class and living paycheck to paycheck I'm tired of having to pay for everyone else.

maria   February 12th, 2009 11:37 pm ET

This situation that this mother has put her self through should not have happened, and she and the lab she went to should take full responsiblity for these babies.

There will have to be a law in place where these types of people shouldn't have websites, and books, and t.v. interviews, requesting $ to help with these babies, the lab ,and her should pay the bills, and not us tax payers.

She is selfish, and she is lucky to have a mother to help her with her family. It appears that her mother spoils her, and her daughter racks up student loans to go to school , and majors into ?, and for what!

She must be getting $ for lip injections, and that cost money, she looks like a happy foolish brat.

New laws need to be in place to make the money that she gets from the internet, books ,t.v., interviews go straight to the State to reimburse the tax payers, and the student loans, and the hospitals.

The lab is liable for not forseening this, she shouldn't have qualified for the procedure, they should have known her life style, they didn't do a good psychological background on her, so they are liable, and there both at fault. It appears she went to this lab so often that they didn't up date there records on her life style, mental state, so they need to pay for there mistake, and hers.

harry & david from oregon   February 12th, 2009 11:55 pm ET

20 or 30 thousand dollars for facial surgery ? we think she was much better looking before surgery !

Jaison   February 13th, 2009 12:43 am ET


In America everyone has their own problems. and they all are dealing by them self. she has to do same way the way we are doing.
please someone tell her stop nukie nukie...

Avery   February 14th, 2009 12:34 am ET

I'm 30 and I don't even have a dog because I don't have a backyard, let alone 14 children! This women's nuts to think you can just do whatever she wants and then ask for handouts. Hmm...maybe they have a position on Wall Street available her.

Avery   February 14th, 2009 12:41 am ET

I'm 30 and I don't even have a dog because I don't have a backyard big enough, let alone 14 children! This women's nuts to think she can do whatever she wants and then ask for handouts. Hmm...maybe they have a position on Wall Street available her!

Virgie   February 14th, 2009 3:02 pm ET

Why is everyone so up-tight (threatening), this with woman with fourteen children. My personal values, I don't agree with it, however, I'm not going to take time to be bothered in this day and time when we put people above our biggest companies who failed our system and who paid themselves millions of dollars. In addition, what about the money we're paying for immigrants and illegals (medi-cal, SSD, SSI, education, etc.). You mean, we are complaining about a n American with fourteen children and giving/ spending billions for non- citizens? STOP!

Beth Kirkland   February 17th, 2009 12:30 am ET

I've noticed there is no issue with presenting Ms Suleman's PR rep on LKL.

She obviously excels at public relations. She claimed threats were made against her as well as her client yet offered no proof.

We can prove in California how much Ms Suleman is receiving and somehow she feels an entitlement to unlimited resources from the state of California.

Why not discuss the $800,000.00 plus hospital bill that will be submitted to Medi-Cal.

I'm disappointed at the pandering and proselytizing.

Lets keep it real.

Rose   February 17th, 2009 11:08 am ET


On LKL last night, the Octomom's former publicist said that Ms. Suleman denies having had any plastic surgery done. Her publicist said she believed her client – although there is much evidence to the contrary about the surgeries. The publicist obviously did not bother to look at old photos of Ms. Suleman. She claimed that weight gain from the pregancy altered her face! Please give us a break!

Dr. Phil show recently had a prominent plastic surgeon on to discuss this issue. The surgeon confirmed Ms. Suleman had her face "done" – she certainly looks very different from her past photos with a much wider nose, thinner lips, etc. The surgeon estimated the cost of Ms. Suleman's procedures to be about $30,000.

How can a single mother, with no job and so many children spend that kind of money on her vanity? Then she the gall to lie to the public about it while taking public assistance (in whatever form). This woman is only concerned about herself and not her 14 kids.

Lois   February 21st, 2009 11:00 am ET

Is our country so rich that we can house and feed the world? Why do we allow illegals to have access to our hard earned dollars that we slaved all our lives for? Why is it so hard to adopt a child in the USA while certain doctors can make women concieve 8 at a time. There is something drastically wrong with our government. I think it's long overdue for a complete overhaul!

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