Octuplets' Mom Turns Down Offer of Home & Nursing Care
LOS ANGELES - Attorney Gloria Allred was on CBS' The Early Show this morning and said that Nadya Suleman has turned down the offer presented to her last week by Angels in Waiting for around the clock pediatric care of her 14 children.
"She did not accept our offer," Gloria Allred told co-anchor Harry Smith on The Early Show Friday. " ... There would have been no burden on the taxpayers. Instead now, it may be that the taxpayers are going to have to foot the bill for all of this."
After several phone conversations with Suleman, Allred and Angels In Waiting had a meeting set up with her for last Monday, but Suleman never showed.
They say Suleman seemed more interested in capitalizing on her infants than caring for them -- by asking to do a reality show -- and hold press conferences every two weeks updating the babies' conditions.
"I told her a reality show is a definite no," said Linda West-Conforti, Angels In Waiting. "I educated Nadya that we would have a total of 28 people a day in our home and that her preemies are an open Petri dish due to their low immune system."
Tuesday her father spoke out on Oprah, at on point questioning his daughter's mental state. RadarOnline had an exclusive interview this week with Nadya and her mother, in which they face off, and her mother calls her "obsessive compulsive."
Entertainment Tonight and The Insider had exclusives this week, and Dr. Phil devoted Wednesday and Thursday to her, as she told him of her fears that the hospital may not release her babies until she can prove that she can properly care for them.
Hospital officials at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center said Thursday the infants were doing well. "All eight of the babies are gaining weight and continue being fed donated pasteurized breast milk. The introduction of nipple (bottle) feeding is beginning slowly," according to a hospital statement.