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Neighbor: Octuplets From Sperm Donor

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In an effort to try and find out more about the woman who gave birth to octuplets earlier this week, we went to the home she shares with her parents and six other children in Whittier, California.

Pregnant woman and baster

What we learned is that her whole neighborhood is buzzing about the possibility that the 33-year-old mother used the same sperm donor to conceive the octuplets AND her other six children.

In an exclusive interview with momlogic, one neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, revealed that the very pregnant young mom was THE hot topic of conversation at the neighborhood Christmas party. He says, "From what I heard, she likes kids, she wants a jillion kids. She even lied to the doctors who impregnated her." The grandmother of the octuplets told the LA Times she never expected fertility treatments would lead her to conceive her eight babies. Neither doctors nor family members have commented on whether or not she used donor sperm.

When asked if he knew who the father of the baby is, the neighbor said, "She is single. She used a sperm donor, someone she knew, who donated sperm a long time ago. He donated the sperm for the first six kids and she used his frozen sperm for these ones. I don't think the sperm donor knows about these eight kids. He was not involved."

According to the neighbor, the parents are very supportive of their daughter and even lost their own home in an effort to support her. "The parents lost their house supporting their daughter," the neighbor went on. "They actually bought this house for her, but then they lost their house supporting her and her kids and they had to move in with her. And now her father has to go back to Iraq to earn more money to support her. Her father either works as a truck driver or an interpreter [in Iraq]."

As to whether the mother herself works, the neighbor says: "She's a professional student and I want to know where the money's coming from to do this. Maybe she's using her student loans to do it."

The family is very private: "They stick to themselves and you can always hear the grandma yelling at the kids because they are so rambunctious."

Although many think the birth of the octuplets is a happy miracle, the neighbor disagrees. "We should find out who the doctor is and where the money came from because this is irresponsible. The girl seemed a little off -- and I don't want to be paying for her kids."

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Bettie January 30, 2009, 6:21 PM

She works for a fertility clinic. Think of the possibilities. She’s not on public assistance. Yet.

Kira January 30, 2009, 6:56 PM

It has been widely reported that this woman is on State Assistance and MediCal is responsible for the births. She’s clearly unstable. And I’m sorry but why should I pay for your 14 children? Her parents already filed for bankruptcy and foreclosed on their home last year which means they’re living in a rental. I’m an adoptive parent and my husband and I had to prove financial stability along with emotional stability and maturity. You give up your privacy when you endanger so many children. This woman needs to be committed.

Oh Jebus January 30, 2009, 7:36 PM

All 14 of those children should be taken from that home simply on the basis that if the mother was unstable enough to risk 8 lives (and oh yes, the risks were extremely high) with this pregnancy and her parents enabled her to do so, there is no way on this green Earth that she is mentally competant to raise ANY child, nor are they. Some people are addicted to drugs, some to alcohol. It appears this woman is addicted to being pregnant and having babies. The entire aspect of financial ability doesn’t even come close to what’s really at risk, which is the well being of fourteen children. Pampers can donate all the free diapers in the world, the mother still has a problem.

Sandra January 30, 2009, 7:48 PM

This is disgusting, the woman has to be mentally ill. There are women who become addicted to being pregnant. Remember the cases of women who gave birth alone than killed the fetus and started the process all over again?

Worst thing on top of her being unemployed (which is true) is that she’ll be raising 14 muslim children here in the U.S. If no one has noticed, the support for violence against infidels has gone UP in muslims under the age of 35.

Their birthrate in the U.S. is also very high. It would take 7 white or black non-muslim women to compensate for this woman. She should be forced to move to a safe part of baghdad and raise the children there with her grandparents. It’s a lot cheaper to raise children there and huge families are relatively common.

This woman and her children SHOULD NOT be allowed to live in the U.S., whether she’s a citizen or not. Muslims believe in Jizya which is protection money that infidels are supposed to pay muslims for allowing them to live. Muslim Imams have used the practice of Jizya to justify Muslim abuse of welfare. They feel that we OWE THEM welfare money and health services because we deny Allah.

vlscpa January 30, 2009, 7:57 PM


We have the same “JIZYA” here in the U.S., and it’s called REPARATIONS. OMG—surely THIS won’t get posted.

laurie January 30, 2009, 8:27 PM

i live in Michigan, in a largely Muslim community, and i find it hard to belive that a muslim family to allow their daughter to have children out of wedlock. To the lady who said “its none of our business” it is our business when our tax dollars support the raising of these children. The Duggars support their own. there is no comparison between these two families.

CynDiego January 30, 2009, 8:32 PM

I cannot believe the ignorance of this “mother” or her family. This was child neglect and they should be arrested. They probably were just trying to be on Extreme Makeover:Home Edition…or get their own TV show. Stupid…stupid..stupid….and now MY taxes..OUR taxes will have to support their stupidity! damn it!

Dumbbunny January 30, 2009, 8:37 PM

Maybe Usamah is the sperm doner. You never know,looks like they are starting their own tribe,lol.

emlcsw January 30, 2009, 8:46 PM

Just the basic facts of this story draw up MAJOR red flags; single, unemployed, still a student at age 33, has 6 kids already and went to a fertility clinic. I am surprised that they don’t require a psych eval before any fertility procedures are done. You need a a psych eval for transplant surgeries, gastric bypass surgery etc. Ethically, a psych eval or some form of assessment should be done. The problem is that fertility tx is not covered by ins so it can’t be a strict requirement for the procedure to happen. It is pretty obvious that the MD was sloppy here and she should never have gotten this tx. I also REALLY hope she does not have a mental illness (although I wouldn’t doubt it) bc if she does then more than likely a lot of her kids will too…not a good situation.

Jack January 30, 2009, 8:47 PM

Welcome to land of Obama-mania…for those who voted for him, you asked for it…the ‘entitlement’ generation is in full swing with this latest “welfare-for-life” mentality of a mother with 6 kids living with parents and having 8 more!!?? Expect the next four years of this type of headline!!

Donna January 30, 2009, 9:07 PM

The fertility doctor who assisted her should be made to pay child support, he created these kids and he knew it was wrong! At the very least he should lose his license!

Jameson January 30, 2009, 9:11 PM

I’m new to this story - just heard it on the news tonight. Let me get this straight… some girl has 6 kids, living at home with her parents, and has the money for a fertility clinic to help her get pregnant yet again?
Question - what is the epitome of SELFISH? Answer: Refusing to take care of your own children first and foremost by using that money to get your OWN home and give your children their own security with a home of their own and a mother!
Question: What on earth are the grandmother & grandfather doing? Answer: Enabling this narcissitic, bizarre behavior but not demanding that this girl go apartment or house hunting with the money she has for the fertility clinic!
They are all very vey VERY dysfunctional and emotionally unhealthy, and the money she spent on getting pregnant for the seventh time needs to have been spent on THERAPY for her and her family!!!! Woe to the 6 kids!
Can you say “please cleanse the gene pool?”

mehust January 30, 2009, 9:32 PM

This is child abuse. She has 6 children ages 2 to 7, who still need lots of attention.
This family is obviously crazy. I think every adult in that household needs to be evaluated for mental stability before the babies come home.
I’m not a big fan of government getting involved in our lives, but I think in this case there needs to be a social worker very involved.

Ashamed of my fellow commenters. January 30, 2009, 11:15 PM

Sandra- You’re a racist and a bigot. Your comments are as deplorable as this situation, if not more so.

Dumbbunny- Ditto the comment to Sandra.

Jack- how does this have anything to do with Barack Obama? This woman was pregnant before he was elected president and the babies would have been born if McCain were in the WH now. Would you be singing the same tune then?

Seriously. It is clear not just from the news story in the original post but also from many of the comments here: We have a real problem with stupid people in this country.

Ashamed of my fellow commenters. January 30, 2009, 11:16 PM

Sandra- You’re a racist and a bigot. Your comments are as deplorable as this situation, if not more so.

Dumbbunny- Ditto the comment to Sandra.

Jack- how does this have anything to do with Barack Obama? This woman was pregnant before he was elected president and the babies would have been born if McCain were in the WH now. Would you be singing the same tune then?

Seriously. It is clear not just from the news story in the original post but also from many of the comments here: We have a real problem with stupid people in this country.

Dr. D January 30, 2009, 11:38 PM

As an Ob/Gyn I can tell you that national organizations that deal with in vitro fertilization suggest that physicans transfer two eggs at a time in order to prevent the problems inherent in multiple pregnancies. Transferring more than 2 embryos is dangerous to mother and babies alike. The doc involved was irresponsible!

Rock January 30, 2009, 11:48 PM

You’re all a bunch of ignorant racist trogs.

Dumbbunny January 31, 2009, 12:20 AM

To Ashamed,I posted that because I was refered to this site by Bill O,Fox News. I was shocked to read the article and see it was all just gossip and horrid at that.
This site deserves it.
Now at least Dr.D knows what he is talking about. The article is a disaster and I responded in kind.LOL
(Dr. D there was a chart posted somewhere that showed by age how many eggs would be implanted at which age. Never eight. Also,I too cannot believe there is no screening done and well something is up with a single women being used to make babies. This just does not happen,something is up and if that guy is in Iraq as an interp. then he better be taken out and screened himself. Something is wrong.
I hope they have refered this to Homeland sec.
Dumbbunny,over and out.LOL

Bec Thomas January 31, 2009, 12:59 AM

I don’t usually like to but into peoples family business butin this case wow. I really think that this women is very irresponsible and I think it is understandible that people would be concerned for the welfare of these children. I actually worry that reality shows like the Gosselins have might lead people to believe their can become rich on donations and fame by having huge multiple births. I also find it odd how secretive this family is being, having that many babies at once they had to have known it would be a big news story. Trying to hide from the media is just making people dig deeper. It all just seems very odd to me and very very selfish.

Cindy January 31, 2009, 1:17 AM

This is our business when we will be supporting them!!!! If they can’t pay for their home and file bankruptcy, I don’t think they will be able to care for these children.

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