Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets recently, causing a media frenzy that questioned the twisted application of in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology, her doctor’s poor judgment, and tested her parents' endurance.
The octuplets were born at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Miss Suleman is 33 years old, graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science degree in child and adolescent development, but is currently unemployed. She is unmarried and still living with her parents. She already has six children ranging in age from two to seven years old, but went to an IVF clinic and had eight embryos implanted in her uterus, rather than the normal recommended two. It was discovered a few weeks later that all eight embryos survived, which is unusual, but Suleman refused to abort any of the fetuses.
Now, she even has her own child and adolescent development test group, or a new EGGbert cartoon series.
Ed and Angela Suleman, Nadya’s parents, are furious with the media for camping outside their home, encouraging rubberneckers, and making life miserable for them.
According to Nadya’s mother, "she has had all 14 of her children through in vitro fertilization." Angela Suleman is caring for her other six grandchildren while her daughter is in the hospital. However, when Nadya gets home with the octuplets, Angela plans to make like a shepherd and get the flock out of there.
Since Nadya hired a public relations firm, the Killeen Furtney Group, to represent her, she has had a number of multi-million dollar offers, including book deals and appearances, so supporting her large family will not be a problem.
I suppose that that if you can’t sing, dance, act, or become a daredevil motorcyclist; and you want to make millions in the entertainment industry, you can always break an IVF record and have babies.