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“Unconscionable,” Says Octuplet’s Grandmother

“To have them all is unconscionable to me. She really has no idea what she’s doing to her children and to me.”

So says the mother of Nadya Suleman, the woman who last week gave birth to octuplets, and whom, it has been learned, already had six children. According to her mother, Suleman contributes no money to the support of her six children. They live in a disheveled three-bedroom home. All the children were conceived through invitro fertilization with the aid of a sperm donor; there is no father present.

“I’m really angry about that,” Angela Suleman said of the doctor’s decision to perform the procedure.

“She already has six beautiful children, why would she do this?” Angela Suleman said in videotaped interview. “I’m struggling to look after her six. We had to put in bunk beds, feed them in shifts and there’s children’s clothing piled all over the house.”


This is an outrageous situation. Although I am cautious concerning government intrusion into private lives, I’m convinced these children are at risk, and, likely, a case can be made that they are being mistreated. Babies are charming and appealing: They are not dolls, though, to be bought and fondled, then when their newness wears off, shuttled aside while a new one (or eight) is grown. These are little people with feelings and emotions and cavernous needs. Think of those eight tiny ones lying in the hospital at this moment, their infinitesimal purple bodies poked with needles and insulted by tubes. And…according to her mother…Suleman cannot even care for the six she already had, when, seemingly because of her obsession with having babies, she had live embryos implanted into her body.

What doctor would have engaged in such an action as this? How did she afford these services? Is this medical malpractice? Is it any of my business?

I say it is my business…because of the children; the six she had already, and the eight she has added to her life. It should not happen again. God help these children, the mother and the grandparents.

Video of Nadya Suleman and the octuplets here.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

4 replies on ““Unconscionable,” Says Octuplet’s Grandmother”



I have seen this mother interviewed, and she clearly suffers from some sort of mental illness. She already has three special needs children. Usually only two or three embryos are implanted, but she insisted (and the doctor, unfathomably complied) on having all the viable embryos available implanted (I won’t even go into what I feel about this issue). It is highly likely that many, if not all, of the octuplets, will have special needs as well. This woman does not have an adequate support system. Her own mother is baffled by her decision and is maxed out in caring for her existing children. I would like to see her counseled to surrender these children so that they can be adopted by a family who can adequately provide for them. I doubt this will occur.


The kids will be showered with love and money. Only difference here from a puppy mill is……. what??

Who am I to even have an opinion from this distance, but from what I’ve read and seen, it appears she definitely loves her children. Perhaps her thinking and emotional responses are deviated from normal.


She may say she loves babies, and perhaps she does. In my opinion, however, this is exploitation through and through. She is definitely counting on the money she thinks she can make through the media, and I suspect also craves all of this attention.

I really do wonder how she paid for it. Where is the doctor hiding?

Those poor, poor babies.

Hi, Darla. From what I have read, this lady did not believe she would produce eight live babies, so it’s hard to think that from the inception, she planned to make money through the pregnancy. It rather seems she is obsessed with having children.

Money has definitely come into play now; that cannot be denied.

I believe they have located the doctor, and there may be some investigations held.


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