What do you think about the woman with 14 children?

United States
February 27, 2009 4:46pm CST
So often I have seen the woman (Nydia Suleman) who has 14 babies. She has no husband and her mother's house where she has been living is in danger of foreclosure because the payments are not being made. Now the hospital says they will not let her have the babies she has at the hospital until she can provide a lot of things for them. What do you think about this situation? I think that the doctor who did the procedure on her should have to provide for their welfare because he caused this situation; also, I think that the Children's Protective Services (or whatever they call the agency in California) should take the children and provide a decent home for them. What is your opinion on these matters?
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@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 09
I think that the lady is unusual and I wish her well with her incredibly large number of children. She holds each of her eight babies individually for 45 minutes a day. So I imagine her mother must be caring for her 6 other children. I am amazed that any lady would choose to have 6 children then want to have a 7th. It is rare to have 8 babies at the same time that. She is a single mother too. So that is why she has had so much media interest. I think the hospital want all the babies to be cared for and have everything they all need so I know they are being sensible. I can imagine the considerable cost of buying 8 cots. I can't imagine what sort of pushchair or buggy would suit 8 babies. I have seen pushchairs for twins and triplets at the most. There is no way that the lady will let some of the babies go to a loving home. She wants to keep them all. She has 6 children in a 3 bedroom house so I wonder where the other 8 will go. Bedroom one: four oldest boys and six boys of the 8 Bedroom two: two oldest girls and the two females of the 8 as well as the lady Bedroom three: the mother of the lady (for example)
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• United States
2 Mar 09
Her mother has stated that she does not want to help her anymore. The woman with the 14 kids does not have a home to live in (her mother's house is in danger of reposession) and very little money. She is not able to take care of even herself it seems to me right now.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
28 Feb 09
to be honest I am really tired of hearing from her, she is getting on my nerves now no matter where you go they are talking about her.
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• United States
2 Mar 09
I also am tired of hearing about her. Children's Protective Services should just take care of the children and end her parental rights.
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
28 Feb 09
I agree that Children Protective Services should take the the childen and provide homes for all of them! I can't see this women coming to her senses! She is clueless and in total denial of this situation! I also think she has made money from that web site set up for the 8 babies and form photos appearing in PEOPLE abd OK magazine! That isn't good because it doesn't look like she's using that money to get the things she needs for her 14 children! It looks like she's spending that money on herself! I hope something is done with this situation soon! I feel for those chilren! Mostly for the babies!!
• United States
2 Mar 09
I really do agree with you. CPS should already have taken charge of the children. She seems to have no real plans for taking care of her 14 children.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
27 Feb 09
I think she is being so unfair to those kids, I much media attention is going to be thrown on those kids with a lot of negativity towards the mother, I don't know how she could possibly cope with that many children...
• United States
2 Mar 09
I do not think that she can cope with 14 children. She wants to do that and go to college.
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
8 Mar 09
ohh my God! i cannot handle that! and i dnt have opinion for that
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I still cannot believe the audacity of that woman. It's one thing if you're in a stable relationship and both of you work and love children but to do what she has done is just not right. And her poor mom having to deal with all of it. Her mom told the doctor not to implant her with anymore embryos and he promised he wouldn't; look what he did. I know for a fact that she can't take care of all those children and someone is going to have to step in and adopt the 8 out to good homes.
• Canada
3 Mar 09
I think she's absolutely out of her mind, and I feel really sorry for all those kids. How is a single person going to take care of them all? Why would a single person want to have that many children?