VIDEO: Nadya and Angela Suleman Speak Out On Octuplets


Nadya Suleman, mother of fourteen children, recently gave birth to octuplets in California.  After several miscarriages and a divorce and still wanting to start a family Suleman pursued in-vitro fertilization treatment at a California clinic.  She had six children in five pregnanies through 2006 with IVF.  She had six remaining embryos at the clinic and asked her doctor to implant them all at once.  Suleman says that the chance one embryo will implant is about 60% but she was informed that there was a very small chance that all embryos would implant and some may even split. 

Watch Nadya Suleman’s interview with Ann Curry:

Suleman’s mother, Angela, is the primary care giver for the children. She says she was "practically raising" her six grandchildren even before Nadya gave birth to eight more siblings.  Angela did not support Nadya’s decision to implant her six remaining fertilizaed embryos in an effort at one more pregnancy:

She justified it by saying that those frozen embryos were living human beings, however to me, anything frozen is not living and she did not have to have them thawed and she could have also if she wanted to donated them to couples that  have no children but to have them all is unconscionable to be.  She really has no idea what she is doing to her children… and to me.

You can watch Angela Suleman’s interview with RadarOnline.com here.

For more on this story check out Kathryn Joyce’s “The Big Families We Love to Hate.”

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  • invalid-0

    I THINK WHAT SHE & THIS DR DID WAS SOOOO WRONG. THE DR SHOULD HAVE HIS LICENSE REMOVED. SHE SAID SHE IS NOT GETTING ANY WELFARE WELL SORRY GIRL YOU ARE GETTING FOODSTAMPS & FOODSTAMPS ARE CONSIDERED WELFARE!!!!! DID SHE NOT GO TO THE WELFARE OFFICE TO GET THEM? DUH. YOU NEED TO GROW UP & QUIT MAKING BABIES GIRL.INSTEAD OF GOING TO SCHOOL GO GET 3 JOBS & SUPPORT YOUR CHILDREN.

  • invalid-0

    WHAT SHE DID IS NOT AGAINST THE LAW….BECAUSE SHE IS NOT MARRIED EVERYONE IS HAVING A PROBLEM… SHE DID NOT ABORT
    THE BABYS..SO ANY OF YOU THAT ON ON THE NEWS AND HAD ABORATIONS CAN SIT DOWN AND SHUT YOUR MOUTHS…ANY OTHERS THAT HAVE HAD ABORATIONS AND HELPED SOMEONE GET ONE CAN GET OVER THERE WITH THEM..YOU ARE ALL AWFUL …TRUE ENOUGH THERE ARE TAX PAYERS COST THAT WE MAY HAVE NOT PLANNED FOR , HOWEVER, SAME SEX MARRIAGES EQUALLY BURDEN THE SYSTEM IN UNFORSEEN WAYS. tHIS IS A LEARNING EXPERIANCES FOR EVERYONE… ANS ONCE THE BABYS ARE BORN AND HEALTHY ENOUGH TO LIVE IN THERE HOME, WE SHOULD TREAT THEM THE SAME AS IF THEY HAD 2 PARENTS….. OLD CANT HANDLE CHILDREN …. BROADCASTERS SHOULD KNOW BY NOW THAT THE WORD BROAD IS IN THERE JOB DESCRIPTION FOR A REASON…..hEY gIRL u can text on this number..glad 2 hear from u TY babys r asking where u r? So when can you come bac…they r waiting n soooner the better k ty again

  • invalid-0

    I think that Nadya Suleman will be set for life, from all the publicity that she;s is getting. Almost like Anna Nicole. Money will come to her to raised her children and she will be fine. Thanks to the media and everyone that is talking about her. I even thing she’ll get a show or book deal making millions of dollars. Since America is so much interested and facinated. Hundreds of hits to her website says it all!!!!!!!!! Thanks to us americans for making their her so popular……….
    Ciao—