March 24, 2009

Octomom fires free nursing service

Posted: 07:30 AM ET

Nadya Suleman, the Southern California woman who gave birth to octuplets in January, has fired a nonprofit group of nurses charged with helping care for her children, CNN affiliate KTLA has reported.

Suleman accused the nurses, from a group called Angels in Waiting, of spying on her to report her to child-welfare authorities, the affiliate reported Monday.

The group was working for free, the affiliate said. Suleman instead will rely on nurses whom she is paying, Suleman's attorney said.

She now has four of the octuplets at home, along with her six other children. The other octuplets remain in a hospital, which is discharging them two at a time to ease the adjustment.

Suleman - already a single mother with six young children - gave birth to the octuplets through in-vitro fertilization, fueling controversy. News of her collecting public assistance for some of her children also outraged many taxpayers.


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Terry, TX   March 24th, 2009 9:41 am ET

The woman is insane...

kenny   March 24th, 2009 2:42 pm ET

who is cooking & cleaning & doing laundry over there ?? and getting up during the night ?

scislandgirl   March 24th, 2009 3:19 pm ET

Now that Whacked-Out in the head Octo-Mom has fired her "free" help
maybe Attny Gloria & Dr. Phil will realize what a nut case they are dealing with!! ALL the children should be placed in a "NADYA FREE ENVIRONMENT"!!! Nadya and her parents need some major "Head Therapy". If Nadya would have gotten much needed therapy years ago – this whole "circus" could have been avoided!!!!

Jay   March 24th, 2009 4:19 pm ET

She fired a bunch of spies.

DebConcerned   March 24th, 2009 4:53 pm ET

When is someone.............................ANYONE other than these television ENTERTAINERS, i.e., Dr. Phil, , Goloria Allred, Oprah; someone with some AUTHORITY going to step in and do something about this lunatic, living in her fantasy, la-la land with FOURTEEN CHILDREN??? What's it going to take people? DEATH OF ONE OR MORE of these children before someone steps in and does the RIGHT THING? TAKE THESE CHILDREN, ALL of them! NOW! Take them so safety. Get them away from this Hollywood Wannabe, ALL of her LIES, and her own take on her own fame and glory. This woman is SICK. These children should NOT be left in her care EVER. Now she has claims of spys? OF COURSE THEY ARE WATCHING HER, PEOPLE! She has Lied, and lied and lied, and there are 14....FOURTEEN lives depending on her for their every need! She can't take care of herself let alone all these children. DO SOMETHING NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kelli from Tampa   March 24th, 2009 6:54 pm ET

The media is not done making $ yet. That is what America is all about right?- the mighty dollar- who cares about children- they are only the future.

Elizabeth from Canada   March 24th, 2009 7:01 pm ET

Many single mothers with "love" give up there newborn child so that they can have a better life. Nadya should do the same. It would take incredible "love" but it would be the best for all concerned , especially the older 6 who will suffer in the end.This is insane to say the least.

Elizabeth from Canada   March 24th, 2009 7:02 pm ET

Many single mothers with "love" give up there newborn child so that they can have a better life. Nadya should do the same. It would take incredible "love" but it would be the best for all concerned , especially the older 6 who will suffer in the end.This is insane to say the least.

Joe G. (Illinois)   March 24th, 2009 8:27 pm ET

So many people seem to have no fear of God in America.. Tenacious, relentless, firm, unforgiving.. And to such a lady is such vulnerable conditions? Relentless Torment.. Unspeakable.. I’ll say “Fear God”

Joe   March 24th, 2009 8:36 pm ET

All this pathetic woman wants is attention, she's not news, never has been stop putting her on the air and soon she'll go away.

EMcB   March 24th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Joe, that's sad- she may go away but who will watch over her children?

hope   March 24th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

geez, so what if they were spies. if you were being a good mom, there'd be nothing to report, right?

you just want privacy while you mess up those poor babies lives

Carole   March 24th, 2009 11:39 pm ET

The system which made it possible for a woman with no money & no job & 6 children (2 of which are special needs) have even 1 egg inserted into her womb should pay for the disasterous results. What was that dr. thinking?

Valerie from Oklahoma   March 25th, 2009 12:01 am ET

I agree with scislandgirl 100%. Very well said. This woman is obviously sick. She should work for AIG, or the government for that much, because all she seams to care about is money as well. Hey Octo Mom get off your butt, go get a job, and give those kids up for adoption to a worthy family who's willing to love and raise them in a stable environment.

Diane S.   March 25th, 2009 12:11 am ET

This lady is obviously mentally unstable. How is she going to pay for baby nurses? With her student loans like she said on Dateline? There are many children who need help. Why should people help this greedy,selfish and over exposed woman. Just take the spotlight off her and let the state watch over these kids and If she doesn't care for them properly they will be taken away.

DebConcerned   March 25th, 2009 1:45 am ET

FYI, Octo-Mom, In my state of Washington alone, there are over 65,000 grandparents (According to AARP) raising their grandchildren because their children for some reason can't or won't. I wish I could say most of these parents don't take care of their own children because of health issues, or job, or even travel. Yes, I wish I could say that. I can't. It wouldn't be the Truth. Most are on drugs, or dead from them. I don't mean babysitting the grandkids, spoiling them, loving them and then sending them home. No, I mean those grandparents drop their own dreams knowing they may never be realized. Why? Their children can't or won't be accountable for their own choices. So, the grandparents, once again, step up to the plate and become accountable one more time. They once again worry about college and future. They worry about depriving their grandchild of so many things because of finances, age and/or health. The ONE thing these folks have going for them; THEY TRULY LOVE THEIR GRANDCHILD/REN. Before I forget, it's also those courageous women, full of love and goodness who have had to give up a child or children for adoption. These are the kinds of people who genuinely LOVE THE CHILDREN. There is an epidemic of grandparents raising their grandchildren, Octo-Mom, but you should know that, too. I heard somewhere you are fairly intelligent, so you should all ready know all of this. Your parents are all ready both feet into your oldest 6! You didn't even give your folks a thought. Worse yet, you didn't give these 8 new babies a thought. You only thought of yourself and what all of this would do for you. No, you won't go away. Your CHILDREN are too precious to the rest of the world for the media ever give up on you. No matter what happens now, Octo-Mom has just inserted herself in the history books. Books=$$$ I find it hard to believe, especially since she has just fired the ONLY real PROFESSIONAL S-A-F-T-Y team (spies) all of those children had to depend on for their LIVES..... no one is stepping up! !?? PEOPLE! We can put a man on the moon, but no one out there legally, seiously, and loveningly can help those CHILDREN?

Mr. Britt   March 25th, 2009 2:47 am ET

someone needs to beat some since into this ulgy woman........feel so bad for the children

Dave of Detroit   March 25th, 2009 8:27 am ET

This woman is brilliant! She has gone "Public" with a practice that has cost the Country Billions in Welfare checks to women having "Illegitimate" offspring to continue their lifestyle of not working and caused the Supreme Court to make the original Roe vs Wade decision to offset the huge deficits and crime rates caused by this reward for extreme "Bad behavior!" I have to admire her thinking ability as well as her ability to "pop" kids with full approval of idiotic doctors and hospital facilities who, like the Supreme Court of the U.S., are more interested in "Press releases" about their totally assinine decisions than any real attempt to do the job of defending the Countries morality and Constitution. She found a way to bypass the entire welfare system and get the public to support her instead in a way she can call the shots-The only thing that I wonder about is-Why weren't the doctors and hospital facilities that performed this obvious disservice to the Country indicted on malpractice charges?

Judy in AZ   March 25th, 2009 10:55 am ET

If it were anyone but Allred and Dr Phil, I might give their
statements more credibility but these two are as guilty if not moreso
of doing anything to be on camera....remember Dr Phil entering
Britney's hospital room un-invited? And Allred, when has she NOT
inserted herself into an interesting or high profile case? This
mother of 14 indeed exhibits eccentricities, no doubt about that, but
eccentricity is not illegal. Her older kids seem healthy and having
disabilities that are not caused by parent abuse are not something
held against any other parents so her kids that have some
disabilities cannot be held up as abused or neglected. She went
through an extraordiarily high risk pregnancy and delivered 8 healthy
babies....she must have doing something right with her prenatal care
and life, diet and OB choices. Do I think she should have had more
beyond the 6 she had? No. But they are here now and OB-GYN research can benefit much from this pregnancy and delivery so perhaps something good can come out of all this. But geez, Allred and Dr Phil? Let's be honest here, these two clowns are simply not the ones

I do NOT want to hear from and I do not trust them. I say let this Mom alone and so what if she brings in some money from sponsors, donors or othermedia-related choices? I would rather hear more about kids being truly abused, harmed and killed by their parents and see more truly abusive parents dealt with and their kids protected and put in safer places.

Frank for AIG   March 25th, 2009 2:45 pm ET

Who cares. Stop the coverage on a sick woman.

vickie   March 25th, 2009 5:21 pm ET

hope nothing happens to the newborns, if she's a whacko job it's a worry..she needs supervision ...

Jennifer   March 25th, 2009 9:01 pm ET

She has made the decision to have 14 kids. That is her right as a human being to decide how many children she wants. Americans always criticize China for having restrictions on how many kids a household can have, so why are Americans now trying to impose the same kind of ideology on her situation. Apparently she does receive some sort of government help, but how many American families decide to be lazy and receive government help instead of finding a job and do the best they can. She's a college educated woman, she has a family and church support system, and she consciously made her decision to have this many kids. She also has the right to decide what kind of in-home care she wants. And no "nanny" can decide in one week how a person really is with their children, especially when there are so many people coming in and out. And of course the house will be chaotic for awhile, she just had octuplets!!!! Nobody's even considered the cultural aspect of what's going on. Nadya Suleman is obviously of ethnic origin and people of different cultures do things differently. Maybe the problem is not with Nadya, maybe it's with culturally insensitive Americans, stuck in their narrow-minded ideologies and traditions!!

Luis Cobo   March 25th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

It is very sad all this violence in my country, Im living in Canada, but why never talk about the millions of drug consumers are in United States.....Yes it is BIG problem with capitol letters....but you guys must do something too....

Reg Smith Canada   March 26th, 2009 12:16 am ET

Sorry, but as a foreigner watching your program I find it too convenient for America to focus on Mexico as a scapegoat for your own domestic problems. Your population is decaying before your very eyes. Hooked on drugs and excessive greed. Now that the Middle East war is winding down might as well start up the war on drugs again !

The nation is just not happy if not at War with something or blaming the rest of the World for your self induced problem.

The solution to your problem lies within your own borders.

Mel of Alexandria   March 26th, 2009 1:26 am ET

No one has to spy to know what is not being done if there is no help.

I sometimes wonder if Octomom is really Octo Trojan Horse.

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