Octuplets' Mom Nadya Suleman Seeks Donations Through Website
The mother of the octuplets born in Bellflower, California has launched a website asking for donations to help her raise her 14 children.
Nadya Suleman has sparked considerable debate surrounding the ethics of in-vitro fertilization, and speculation as to why a single, jobless mother of 6 (who were also artificially conceived using the same sperm donor) would have 8 more embryos implanted.
Suleman has even been receiving death threats since it came to light that she would have to rely on public assistance to raise her 14 children:
Word that the 33-year-old single, unemployed mother is receiving public assistance to care for the 14 children she conceived through in vitro fertilization has stoked furor among many people.
Police Lt. John Romero said officers were meeting with Suleman's publicist Mike Furtney about the flood of angry phone calls and e-mail messages against Suleman, her children and Furtney.
Photos of the eight newborns, named Noah, Isaiah, Maliah, Nariah, McCai, Josiah, Jeremiah and Jonah, are displayed on the website which is soliciting donations from the public.
Suleman has $50,000 in student loan debts alone, and has had to rely on her parents to pay for and raise her previous 6 children. She attempted to defend her ability to raise 14 children in a recent interview:
Suleman has rejected suggestions that she might not be able to care adequately for all 14 of her children.
"I'm providing myself to my children," Nadya Suleman told NBC in her first interview. "I'm loving them unconditionally, accepting them unconditionally, everything I do. I'll stop my life for them and be present with them and hold them and be with them. And how many parents do that?"
The American public, however, is wondering how she will juggle 14 children with her plans to return to college - and how she's going to pay for all of it.