UPDATE: I've been reading that the expected sponsorship deals that
most mothers with multiples get – free nappies, formula, nursery
furniture etc – are not materialising for Angelina's sister Nadya Suleman and her babies. While
some people may take the 'sucked in, serves you right' attitude, I
don't. I wish nothing but happiness and a smooth path for this family,
the mother included. And that's going to be an inordinately tough thing to pull off.
Whatever I think about her screwed up motivations and the ethics of
the doctors who performed the fertility treatment which resulted in the
octuplets (NOT the same medical team who delivered the babies by the
way so yes of COURSE that team are going to look happy – the miracle of
delivering 8 healthy babies can only be something to be celebrated), nobody wants these babies or her other children to suffer. Certainly not more than they will from having to share their mother with 13 needy siblings….
I hope she is showered with free stuff because anything that will help these children to be happy and well cared for and not slip into poverty is a good, good thing.
This is Nadya Suleman who is probably wishing she could stay a little longer with the interviewer. Instead of going home to deal with her 14 CHILDREN UNDER 7 YEARS OLD including octuplets born last week.
She has given an interview to US network NBC and they've released some excerpts….let's follow this story, shall we?
Nadya Suleman, 33, who now has 14 children, told NBC News in an
interview to be broadcast in the US on Friday that being an only
child had left her yearning for human and family connections she
felt had been lacking while growing up.
"That was always a dream of mine, to have a large family, a huge
family, and — I just longed for certain connections and
attachments with another person that I — I really lacked, I
believe, growing up," Suleman said in excerpts from the interview
released by NBC.
The Medical Board of California confirmed yesterday it had begun
an investigation into the births "to see if we can substantiate a
violation of the standard of care".
Suleman's case has angered fertility experts after it emerged
she had eight of her own previously frozen embryos implanted.