When the news of a woman giving birth to octuplets in Southern California broke a week ago, the story seemed sensational enough!
In the last week, more has been learned about the mother of the children, 33-year-old Nadya Suleman, who apparently already had six other kids when she gave birth to the eight babies.
Suleman, a single mother, lives with her mother Angela, according to reports. Angela Suleman told the Associated Press last week that her daughter has been obsessed with having children since she was a teenager and also revealed that all 14 of the babies were born through in vitro fertilization. “It can’t go on any longer,” she told AP. The disapproving grandmother also revealed she told her daughter she’d “be gone” when she came home from the hospital.
Now it seems Nadya may profit from her reported obsession with kids, as numerous media requests, book deals and TV interviews are allegedly on the table. A newly hired spokesperson for Suleman spoke out to the media Monday. ”She’s the most sought after mom in the world right now,” Joann Killeen of the Killeen Furtney PR firm told AP, “Everyone wants to talk to her.”
Killeen added that some of the interviews were in exchange for money. “Right now her top priority is to be the best mom she can be to all of her children. She’s hired us to manage all of those opportunities.” Killeen says that Suleman wants to share her “amazing story” with the world at some point.
Meanwhile, doctors at Kaiser Permanante say that all of the babies are doing well at the hospital and are getting stronger every day.
More on the story here : http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090203/ap_on_re_us/octuplets