Angels in Waiting Offers Octuplet Mom Help
WHITTIER, CA - There are many questions about how octuplet mom Nadya Suleman is going to care for 14 children. On Thursday there was an offer of support from attorney Gloria Allred, who is working with the nonprofit group Angels in Waiting.
"The clock is ticking, and we need to convey to her the magnitude the needs of these premature infants," said attorney Gloria Allred.
She believes she has the best plan to help care for the children. On Thursday she held a news conference to announce it. "Nadya does not appear to have a concrete plan for the future to meet the urgent and complicated needs of these medically fragile and premature infants," said Allred.
Allred says she's taken it upon herself to file a complaint with the Department of Children and Family Services to investigate whether the children might be endangered staying with their mother. She says the children will have medical and emotional needs that Suleman alone won't be able to handle. The group called Angels In Waiting wants to help.
"When these babies are released from the hospital, they are not out of the woods, so to speak," said Registered Nurse Linda West-Conforti, Angels In Waiting. "They have a potential for setbacks and complications."
"The alternative, in our opinion, will most likely be that the children will be taken by the Department of Children and Family Services and placed in foster care in order to protect them and meet their special needs," said Allred.
Now all Suleman has to do is call and accept the help from Allred and Angels in Waiting, a nonprofit charity founded by Kaiser nurse Linda West Conforti. "This is something where she can still be a mom," Conforti said. "We’re not trying to rip these children away. We’re trying to give her a support system."
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