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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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Janet February 1, 2009, 7:56 AM

IT IS ALL TRUE! THE NEIGHBORS IF THEY EVEN LOOK & SEE WHAT IS GOING ON ARE CORRECT. SHE IS A DISGRACE TO ALL WOMEN WHO WANT TO BECOME PREGANT & HAVE THE WAYS & MEANS TO TAKE CARE & FEED THESE CHILDREN, SHE IS ONLY DOING IT FOR WHAT SHE CAN GET OUT OF YOU & AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO WILL PAY FOR THIS. HER PARENTS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE WITH 6 MORE MOUTHS TO FEED.
WAKE UP AMERICA YOU ARE BEING TAKEN@!

susan February 1, 2009, 7:59 AM

if our tax monies are supporting these childern it is our business……why would anyone implant 8 embryos in someone who is getting subsidies for the other 6 children…..we are in a recession if the money runs out how will they feed them…

MiMi February 1, 2009, 8:05 AM

Hello…..what is this country was the woman thinking and the medical people also….there should be some guidelines to go by…..I think the entire country has gone to hell in a basket….I think this was done for publicity….and what a shame….and shame on the doctors too who allowed this…they should lose their licenses…..

ierrt February 1, 2009, 8:06 AM

no public assistence what-so-ever for this family. the govt. needs to stop helpng people with kids . if you can’t afford them, don’t have them. as for the family with 18 kids. please do then planet a favor and stop.

Kelly in OH February 1, 2009, 8:07 AM

betty- you are either related to this family or you are really offended by others comments. It is everyones business if we as taxpayers pay for this family.You are not educated enough to properly type a logical sentence or use proper punctuation. Or maybe, just maybe, you have numerous babies crawling around with numerous checks rolling in also. And yeah, she probably did have a rough time giving birth…duh!!

S M Robinson February 1, 2009, 8:09 AM

I wouldn’t care how many children someone has as long as they’re being supported solely by the family. But if these are welfare babies, that’s another story. Under the SCHIP program just passed by the dems in Congress, these kids will be getting medical care until they’re 30 years old! Something is very wrong with this situation.

Anonymous February 1, 2009, 8:11 AM

Once again we have a woman who is abusing the system for finacial gain. If she is a student - how is she supporting her current 6 children? From what her father does for a living, it is not enough money to support 9 people let alone the 8 new ones. There goes are hard earned tax money at work again - when is America going to stop this abuse - we are already in the hole as it is because of crap like this. I say let’s make the doctor/doctors who did this pay for all these babies instead of us tax payers.

betty February 1, 2009, 8:11 AM

KIDS are in forstercare because this country let DRUGS COME HERE,kids were
near in forstercare back in the 60-70
CRACK was the cause of this ,That was the worst drud out for people to use
People started killing, Robbing &Mugging
more.People had just as much kids back
then and raised them well ,then they brought out abortion,And people stop having alot of kids.I Lived here all my life,It,s this new genderation that
think they know everything and don,t listen.and some people in the world
that wants to tell people how to raise
they childrens and their are home giving them hell.Most of all the people
that are judgeing this woman i bet came from other counties.IN what countries
do any of you know everyone is RICH.
The rich are getting money and hiding
money from the goverment and don,t forget stealing ,I feel better feeding
babies then the RICH CEO.

carol February 1, 2009, 8:11 AM

For everyone who thinks these kids were a mistake and/or a crime and that you don’t want your tax dollars paying for them to eat, why don’t you go tell these kids that? Just let me be there to watch.

ELVIRA February 1, 2009, 8:13 AM

WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY? THE WHOLE WORLD IS FEELING THIS TERRIBLE SLOWDOWN IN THE ECONOMY, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS TRYING HIS BEST TO GET US OUT OF THIS, & A WOMAN FROM IRAQ IS HAVING 8 BABIES ON US? OUR GOOD YOUNG MEN ARE DYING THERE & SHE IS SAFE HERE, & ALL AMERICANS ARE GOING TO SUPPORT HER. WHAT DO ALL OF YOU SAY TO THIS?

FSherman February 1, 2009, 8:13 AM

Such contemptable and judgemental people here. You are truly the sick ones. Its all about money to you people.

Why did she do this? Because the fertilized eggs were goign to be destroyed if she did not. She opted for a culture of life.

But you people judge this based on money and if it will somehow affect you. Pathetic.

No wonder Christ said it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

You ascribe the worst of motive to this woman without any first hand knowledge. You advocate deporting her parents, putting her in an institution of giving her children to people more in line with your way of thinking. What good little Nazis you all would have made.

The proper response is to hope the babies, who aren’t out of danger yet, all stay health and safe. After that, mind your own business.

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Anyone?

Responsible parent February 1, 2009, 8:14 AM

This whole situation is screwed up. Plain and simple.

Margie February 1, 2009, 8:17 AM

Do these people have their American Citzenship? If not they should be deported back to Iran…and let’s see if the Iranian goverment will foot the bill…it seem’s latley foreign’s come to the USA to have their babie’s then go back to their own Countrie’s.

Da, isn’t our Country in enough financial debt…now our tax dollar’s will go to support 14 more kids living on welfare…

One tax payer who is sick of it already!

slcrows February 1, 2009, 8:17 AM

In this day and age of no money, most families in divorce, and grandparents raising kids, no one should have all those children. If she has 6 already what would possess a rational thinking woman to have more? i am a grandparent raising my 4 grandchildren, alone. no help from welfare, no oprah shows, no freebies from any companies, and the idea of any one implanting sperm into a single woman with 6 responsibilities is crazy. Wake up, she is not to be applauded. Who will care for 8 kids, what if they have special needs from this. who raises 14 kids alone. Parents are not here forever.

diandra128 February 1, 2009, 8:17 AM

That’s the thing…she does not have the means to support herself, her parents support her. Her parents should have had her Baker Acted when she attempted to get pregnant again.
These children are all going to end up in the foster care system because this woman is obviously not capable of caring for 14 children and never will be. The newest 8 will all have health issues of one kind or another. She does not have a job. She is what is called a “hoarder”, you most commonly see this mental illness with people that have a hundred cats or 40 dogs or a huge herd of horses or other farm animals that they cannot afford to care for. Children and animals are not beanie babies to be collected, they are living beings that deserve to be cared for and loved individually…that will never be possible in this case. This woman is ill and needs medical/psych help.

danny lamb February 1, 2009, 8:20 AM

shes supposedly on oprah next week and is demanding an outrageous amount of money for her thoughts on motherhood and only in america could this silliness bacome such a story!

Sue February 1, 2009, 8:20 AM

This is probably the most irresponsible thing I can imagine. No woman, who already has 6 children, should be getting invitro. Both the mother and the doctor should be ashamed of themselves. By the way, who is going to pay for all these children? I hope the doctor and not the taxpayers!

JANET February 1, 2009, 8:21 AM

THIS IS JUST THE PUBLICITY SHE WANTS, ALL THE EXPERTS HERE TALKING ABOUT HER. IF NO ONE WOULD MAYBE SHE WOULD GO AWAY BACK TO IRAQ & THEY CAN FEED ALL HER CHILDREN. WE ARE TOO LIBERAL IN THIS COUNTY LET THEM ALL IN, SEE WHAT HAPPENS, USE OUR SYSTEM, FEED, EDUCATE, HOUSE EVERYONE, LET THE AMERICAN CITIZENS PAY FOR ALL THIS JUNK.

Terry February 1, 2009, 8:21 AM

Children are not pets or collectables. Most certainly tax-payers are being abused by this “Mom” by using government monies to sustain her bizarre lifestyle of having as many children as she can produce. Thank god we do not live in a society where government can dicate how many children a woman may bear, but REALLY, someone needs to step in with some therapy for this goof.

CMR February 1, 2009, 8:22 AM

This is obviously obsession. These children are not safe with the mom or the grandparents. Anyone who is willing to risk her own life and her parents’ lives and wellbeing on her obsession, is not well. The news says she is studying for a Masters in psychology. Who would want her advice on anything. A Bachelors in this subject will not get you a well paying job. And when or if she gets the Masters, no one will be interested then or if she gets her PHD.
And yes, this is our whole country’s business, as there is no way these people are supporting themselves now.


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