Octuplets’ Mom Seeks Donations

Published February 12, 2009

The mother of recently born octuplets, who has been slammed by a public that widely believes her pregnancy was an egregious act of irresponsibility, has launched a Web site seeking donations to help take care of her 14 children.

The brilliantly colored Nadya Suleman Family Website ) http://www.thenadyasulemanfamily.com/) features a crayon rainbow, pacifiers a baby bottle and individual pictures of the eight newborns. But the most noticeable image on the page is a link to the PayPal site, which allows users to send her money.

“We thank you for the love and good wishes sent to us from around the world,” a message on the site reads. “The octuplets arrived on 1-26-09. They are all healthy and growing stronger by the day,” according to the site.

In an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, Suleman said that she gets no money and that the food stamps that she’s received for the past year and a half are “not affiliated with welfare,” the Associated Press reports.

A good chunk of the negative criticism that Suleman has been fielding lately was sparked by the news that she already had six children through in vitro fertilization, when she began trying to have more babies – with no husband, no job and no money.

“What human on this planet is capable to take care of 14 independently without support from family, from friends, from church? No human is,” her mother said recently.

Meanwhile, Suleman has gone into hiding with her children, saying that she is the victim of several death threats, CNN reported this morning.

Written by BET.com News Staff

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