I ended my last TUTD posting talking about the woman in California with the new octuplets and 14 children. In actual conversation with friends I brought up the fact that with her educational background I thought she might be setting up her own masters degree program which would be followed by her PhD all based on these children. How convenient get your grad school done at home – set up your research in your own back yard so to speak.
I am on the side that believes this woman needs to be looked at long and hard. I asked the question about how she will take care of these children and now we are hearing about book deals and more. Personally I think this entire fiasco is disgusting. I believe all these children will suffer to some extent. I also believe this will soon all die down like most stories of multiple births do, but it may take a little longer because this story is somewhat off the map.
We are entitled to have an opinion and unfortunately there are enough sleazy media companies who will probably pay her the $2 million she wants to give her story.
This is the wikipedia information:
Nadya Suleman already had six children (ages 7, 6, 5, 3, and 2-year-old twins) before seeking fertility treatments again in 2008. One of Suleman’s sons, age 3, has autism.
Suleman reportedly lives with her children and parents in a 1,550-square-foot home
in Whittier, California
on a cul-de-sac
in a neighborhood described as having small one- and two-story homes with two or three bedrooms,
in a upper middle-income community. According to public records, the Suleman family filed for bankruptcy claiming nearly $1m in liabilities
and abandoned another home in late 2007.
The octuplets’ maternal grandfather, Ed Suleman, in his early 60s
and identifying himself as a former Iraqi
military man, says he is returning to his native Iraq as a translator
in order to financially support his daughter and her children.
According to news reports, Nadya Suleman graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in child and adolescent development, worked as a psychiatric technician until she was injured,
and returned to school to pursue a master’s degree in counseling, leaving the program in 2008.
reported that Suleman plans to embark on a career as a “television childcare expert,” and her family is asking $2m from media interviews and commercial sponsors to help raise her 14 children.
Suleman’s spokeswoman, Joann Killeen, president of Killeen Furtney Group, a public-relations company, claimed that Suleman has been deluged with hundreds of offers for book deals, TV shows, and other business proposals, which are ‘being considered’.