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2/7/2009

Octomom Says All 14 Kids Came from Same Sperm Donor

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:57 am



I haven’t said much about the local mother of octuplets — a mother whom local radio talk show hosts are calling “Octomom” — but this is a little creepy.

Suleman said she went to the same in vitro fertilization clinic to have all 14 of her children. All were conceived with donated sperm from the same father, Suleman said.

Suleman told Curry that the father is a bit overwhelmed right now, but she is hoping that he will want to get to know his children when he is ready.

As iowahawk says: “Pay up, sucka!”

26 Responses to “Octomom Says All 14 Kids Came from Same Sperm Donor”

  1. Has anybody seen Shawn Kemp lately?

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  2. Nadya Suleman denies being selfish

    Um. Then she should have waited until she was done with school, not had them now which will make getting to that “for the kids” future, well, 14 times harder.

    While IMO it’s wonderful she decided not to let any of the children she had conceived die, to think she, a single mom with no job and no steady man by her side, is giving her 14 children the best life possible is simply delusional. She’s admitted already she wanted the children, not for their own sakes, but to fill a void in her own life.

    When a lonely, perhaps underparented 13 year old makes such a decision it’s tragic. When an ostensible adult makes this decision it’s nothing but selfish.

    I know several families with between 8 and 12 children. All are happy, intact, lovely, successful families who are that way because Mom and Dad 1) stay together, and 2) put the children’s interests first, not their own “emotional needs.”

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  3. Agreed – her reasoning had nothing to do with selflessness and everything to do with extreme narcissism. Welcome to Huxley’s Brave New World, 2009 – style.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  4. You know what else is creepy? The father on the other kids’ birth certificates is listed as David Solomon. Isn’t than an Anglicezed version of Suleman? Could it be….?

    “She’s my sister, she’s my daughter!”

    Patricia (89cb84)

  5. “I’m providing myself to my children. I’m loving them unconditionally, accepting them unconditionally,” she told Curry. “Everything I do, I’ll stop my life for them and be present with them. And hold them. And be with them. And how many parents do that? I’m sure there are many that do, but many don’t. And that’s unfortunate. That is selfish.”

    Right. But can you feed, clothe, and shelter them on your own dime, Ms. Suleman? A lot of people would probably have enjoyed have larger families but wisely asked themselves that critical question before making the decision. That is what unselfishness looks like.

    Dana (137151)

  6. oops. “having larger families…”

    Dana (137151)

  7. Well, if she knows who the sperm donor is, and one gentleman fathered all fourteen kids, it seems to me that he should be named and forced to pay child support.

    The Dana who hates paying taxes (556f76)

  8. I’m pretty sure the state of California can go after the father for child support, even if there was an agreement that he wouldn’t be financially responsible. I know in other states sperm donors have been forced to take financial responsibility against their will.

    gahrie (9d1bb3)

  9. This woman has been living on a Workers Comp disability claim for the past ten years while she indulged herself in this nonsense. I would think her actions would be sufficient evidence of her ability to return to work and end her disability payments except that I work with Workers Comp claims and know better.

    She is a microcosm of why California is broke.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  10. That’s right, Mike K., I’m sure the court would view multiple pregnancies as contributing to her bad back!!

    Patricia (89cb84)

  11. This poor lady has enough people saying bad things about her. That she’s driving the death-cultists who think Palin should have aborted Trig out of their Obamaphiliac peabrains is good enough for me.

    nk (a12124)

  12. I’m pretty sure the state of California can go after the father for child support, even if there was an agreement that he wouldn’t be financially responsible. I know in other states sperm donors have been forced to take financial responsibility against their will.

    Which ought not be the case. But if it will steer guys away from being sperm donors, then I say go for it.

    Pablo (99243e)

  13. I think that there are different rules for anonymous sperm donors — the real ones — who donate to a sperm bank, and daddies whose wives are insurmountable, inscrutable, impregnable, unbearable, and otherwise inconceivable, that need to resort to mechanical means.

    nk (a12124)

  14. There’s a middle ground in that, nk. They’re guys who think they’re doing someone they know a favor by gifting their swimmers. They, and most everyone else, ought to knock it off. Kids deserve a fair shot at having a Mom and a Dad.

    F’rinstance, David Crosby ought to keep his shit to himself.

    Pablo (99243e)

  15. Did you see her in the video tape? She is a bit nuts. God help these kids, but what the heck, there are worse things than wanting to have a big family. And she will probably get plenty of financial help to at least get by and probably support the kids sufficiently.

    Now she needs to prove she is a good mom. I wish her the best.

    Joe (17aeff)

  16. She’ll be back in the news next year when she has another set of twins.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  17. nk,
    I’m speculating the donor is a family member. Is that out of the realm of possibility?

    Patricia (89cb84)

  18. I quit reading the original article when I read this:
    “Curry said that Suleman said she intends to return to college in the fall to complete a master’s degree in counseling. ”

    Yikes!

    IdahoGal (3f3949)

  19. nk,
    I’m speculating the donor is a family member. Is that out of the realm of possibility?

    Comment by Patricia — 2/7/2009 @ 9:20 pm

    I don’t know of a law against it, if there is no sexual intercourse. The doctors here can tell us about the viability of embryos whose parents are too genetically similar.

    nk (a12124)

  20. It might be a good thing in times like these. I wish I could have eyes in the back of my head.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  21. …she is hoping that he will want to get to know his children when he is ready. Cash out, get in a car, and start driving. Get some fake IDs. Maybe get yourself to another country.

    sierra (4be1ff)

  22. She already had six kids. She’s not an octo-mom, she’s an octo-plus mom.

    Charles Perry (16bb6a)

  23. Massive sperm recall on isle 4!

    biscuiteater (9cbc67)

  24. The manufactured face says it all – she’s obviously got dollars for surgery & botox & spackle etc. It’s a sad spectacle

    Julie H (e0070d)


  25. I believe the mystery sperm donor is….
    The doctor himself….

    Mike (b81c45)


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