Octomom – Nadya Suleman Is Now Off Government Support and Found A Job!
The controversies of “Octomom” abound. As well as the issues of government support and trends toward socialism that the Obama administration is taking.
Lets look at the case of Nadya Suleman or “Octomom”
Nadya Denise Doud-Suleman (born Natalie Denise Suleman; July 11, 1975), known as Octomom in the media, is an American woman who came to international attention when she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009. The Suleman octuplets are only the second full set of octuplets to be born alive in the United States. One week after their birth, they surpassed the previous worldwide survival rate for a complete set of octuplets set by the Chukwu octuplets in 1998. The circumstances of their high order multiple birth have led to controversy in the field of assisted reproductive technology as well as an investigation by the Medical Board of California of the fertility specialist involved.
Public reaction turned negative when it was discovered that Suleman already had six other young children and was unemployed and on public assistance programs. Suleman conceived the octuplets and her six older children via in vitro fertilization (IVF). Although she initially denied ever having used public assistance, she confirmed in April 2012 on NBC’s Today show that she was indeed on public assistance.
Why? She had Octupulets, on top of already having six children from a previous marriage.
In 2008, Suleman stated she had six embryos left over from her previous IVF treatments. She explained at the time that she requested that all of the remaining embryos be implanted, despite the norm for a woman her age being two or three implanted at the most. Suleman states that part of her reasoning for attempting a sixth pregnancy was so that the frozen embryos would not be destroyed. Supposedly, the six remaining embryos were implanted and two of the embryos split into twins, resulting in a total of eight embryos. Dr. Kamrava stated recently that she insisted on all ‘fresh’ cycles, and in fact she still has embryos stored with Dr. Kamrava. In June 2011, during a California Medical Board investigation, it was found that Kamrava had implanted twelve embryos, which the board found to be an “extreme” departure from standard of care. After reviewing Suleman’s case, in combination with three other cases, the Medical Board of California voted to revoke Kamrava’s medical license, effective July 1, 2011.
News of the octuplets caused an international media sensation. Public response was largely negative, including death threats. There has been much public discussion about Suleman’s decision to have the octuplets, including a minor protest outside the Suleman home. Many expressed concern that Suleman’s decision for more children would burden taxpayers via public support. Suleman claims to be able to independently support her children, saying that she is planning to return to school to complete her master’s degree in counseling, but records show that Suleman is currently unemployed after having received disability between 2002 and 2008 as payment for a back injury suffered during a riot in September 1999.
As of March 2009, Suleman bought a new house in La Habra, and many stories questioned that the octuplets would be released from the hospital, while Suleman expressed concern about losing custody of them. In the early morning hours of April 1, the day she would bring the seventh octuplet, vandals threw a baby seat through the back window of her Toyota minivan. As of April 14, 2009, all of the children are home with their mother and grandmother. The octuplets celebrated their first birthday on January 26, 2010. Suleman told People Magazine, “I don’t get much sleep, about two or three hours a night. But I’m continuing to move forward with my life and trying to be the best mother I can be.”
In a June 2011 interview, Suleman purportedly told In Touch Weekly: “I hate babies, they disgust me… Obviously, I love them — but I absolutely wish I had not had them.” Suleman later stated she did not give an interview with the magazine, but a recorded audio tape surfaced three weeks later.
In addition, she was homeless, living with her mother in a house that was facing foreclosure:
Before knowledge of the octuplets became public, Suleman had been living with her six older children and mother in a small three-bedroom house in Whittier, California. Property records show the Suleman house in mortgage default, scheduled to be sold at auction in May 2009. Suleman’s parents filed for bankruptcy in 2008, citing nearly $1 million in liabilities. In March 2010 it was reported that Suleman’s own La Habra house was facing foreclosure.
Suleman’s father, Edward Doud Suleman, identified himself as a former Iraqi military man and said he would be returning to his native Iraq as a translator and driver in order to financially support his daughter and her fourteen children. Suleman’s mother, Angela Victoria Suleman, a retired high school teacher, has helped to look after the first six children. She has indicated that she is overwhelmed looking after them, and has been critical of her daughter in her earlier public statements. Amongst similar interviews, she revealed that her daughter never expected to give birth to the large number of children, nor did she expect to be unemployed and use public assistance.
And where did this all lead?
Suleman quickly captured the public eye with the birth of octuplets. Within the first week, the media dubbed her “Octomom”. Suleman hired the Killeen Furtney Group as her initial public relations company, with Wes Yoder providing a small amount of pro bono advice. Both groups soon ended their involvement after receiving death threats. Her next spokesman was Victor Munoz, who quit on March 6, 2009.
Suleman has appeared on many television shows, starting with a February 2009 interview with Ann Curry. Suleman rejected suggestions that her decisions have been selfish or that she may not be able to care for her children, stating, “I know I’ll be able to afford them when I’m done with my schooling. If I were just sitting down, watching TV and not being as determined as I am to succeed and provide a better future for my children, I believe that would be considered to a certainly degree selfish”. Suleman would later make another appearance later in March on Dr. Phil alongside fellow guest Gloria Allred. Allred had a list of criticisms regarding Suleman’s performance as mother and homemaker.
On April 16, 2009, Suleman revealed she struck a deal for a reality TV show in the UK, though The Hollywood Reporter said some US networks were reluctant to pick up the show. Suleman signed an agreement with the Los Angeles Superior Court on July 24 to have each of her children earn $250 a day to star in a reality show; filming was set to begin on September 1. On May 4, 2009, it was announced that Allred had filed a case with Orange County Superior Court requesting that a guardian be appointed to protect the rights of the infants. Later Fox aired their own two-hour special titled, Octo-Mom: The Incredible Unseen Footage. There were many parodies and other media events based on the story, including a 2009 musical performed in Los Angeles, although she was not involved in its production.
In April 2010 Suleman was on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Idol Gives Back, in which she denied claims that she had received plastic surgery and stated that she refused to star in pornographic movies. She added that she had severely rethought her decision to give birth to and raise her children,[clarification needed] and that she hoped to become a teacher. She made another appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she asked and received help from Suze Orman about financial issues that she was then facing with her children and discussed her compulsive hoarding disorder developed from childhood.
On April 30, 2012, Nadya Suleman filed for personal bankruptcy in Orange County Superior Court. Suleman said she had $50,000 in assets and up to $1 million in debts. Her home in La Habra was set to go up for auction. Earlier she was accused of neglecting her children while spending hundreds of dollars on herself for services such as Brazilian blowouts. However, after visiting her house, social workers determined that the children were not in danger and should not be removed.
Suleman continued efforts to raise money to support herself and her children. In June, she announced that she would be recording a new single with recording artist Adam Barta after she appeared in an alternate cut of his “Q&A” music video, where she was heard saying, “Let’s do a duet, on my new album!” In Summer 2012, Suleman appeared in the adult film Octomom Uncovered produced by Wicked Pictures. The film was released on June 20, 2012. She has also begun work as an adult entertainer dancing in mens clubs.
A great “career shift” in an economic downturn. Thanks to wikipedia for the facts and information.
Here recent interview with People Magazine she said:
“You wanna know how much I got?” Suleman, 36, asks Anderson Cooper on his talk show Anderson airing March 30.
“I got $8,000. I have to do what I have to do to take care of my family, and I’m not ashamed. I’m not ashamed at all … I’ve never sacrificed my morals and values.”
In fact, Suleman says she does not consider the nearly-nude pictures to be racy…..
Yes, one does have to do what is necessary to feed ones family, especially in this day and age, right Mr. Romney?
Here is the gallery (NSFW)
And the videos? (NSFW)
Let’s try to spend less on military and more on social programs to get people out of the poor lines the banks co-operating to help stop foreclosures.
After all what are the Spanish women doing right now in their (almost bankrupt) home country? Prostitution.