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Gloria Allred Wants to Rescue the Octuplets!

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Outspoken attorney Gloria Allred has announced HER plan to "provide for the medical and emotional needs" of Nadya Suleman's 14 children.

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Allred and the charity Angels in Waiting, founded by a local LA nurse at Kaiser, say they want to provide 24/7 medical care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and a home for the octomom and her brood of 14. They say their plan will provide for the medical needs of the newborns without "one dime from the taxpayers."

At a press conference today, the charity's founder Linda Conforti said "This is something where she can still be a mom. We're not trying to rip these children away. We're trying to give her a support system."

Allred says volunteer nurses and medical personnel would care for the babies morning, noon and night in eight-hour shifts. Conforti said it would take 14 trained professionals to provide the proper care for the tiny babies, while also helping out mom Nadya with her other six children, including those with special needs.

The offer from Angels in Waiting would keep the family together without use of taxpayer funds, Allred said. It would require, however, donations from the public.

Do you think this is a good idea?

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Bee February 20, 2009, 2:38 PM

IF Nadja does not respond to this offer- then there is something truly wrong with her.
Seems to me she is still under the impression that she will be able to handle it all by herself.

Well, actually she sounds and acts like a kid.
A kid who gets toys, messes up the room, and
waits for Mummy to clean the room.

Nadja needs to wake up and face reality.
Fast! We are talking about the life of 14 children here.

Terri February 20, 2009, 4:15 PM

If Gloria Allred, Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Phil all feel this woman needs financial help, then God knows they have the means to give it. Let all three of them pool their monies and pay the $135,000 a month to take care of these babies. Otherwise, these little ones should be adopted out to families that would love to have them. Leave hard working struggling tax payers alone.

Kathleen McKenzie February 20, 2009, 4:35 PM

Gloria Allred is interested only in helping herself. She takes cases only for publicity. Back in 1980 when my husband left me and our totally disabled daughter, I contacted Allred’s office about legal proceedings to at least obtain child support. He had moved to Texas to evade responsibility. Despite her much-vaunted advocacy of women and children, not one word did I hear from her.

Silly me, I thought support of myself and my daughter was my responsibility. I went to work and placed my daughter in institutional care rather than going on welfare. It was the most heartbreaking time of our lives. I contacted every advocacy office I could find trying to find reliable afterschool care, respite care, whatever I could, to no avail, nor did anyone from church step in to help.

I agree Nadya’s children need help, but to offer to step in 24/7 with no strings attached is just enabling this woman to continue living in her fantasy world. This whole thing is just insane.

Nina February 20, 2009, 4:48 PM

How can she take care of the children when she is constantly going on interviews? Someone with 8 babies in the hospital and 6 at home should not even have time to be seen in public. I have been torn over this issue because the bottom line is that there are now 8 more babies that deserve to have a chance. My opinion is that she needs to have some psychological testing done but apparently CPS is either waiting for something or thinks it’s perfectly fine to do what she is doing. She says that she will be able to financially support her children when she finishes school but if she’s working, then who is going to take care of 14 kids? Not her. Wasn’t that her reason for having children in the first place? She wanted to be able to be with them and raise babies?? I would have had more than 2 if I could have afforded it. I do believe that support should be available for people that indeed need it but with the abuse of the system (not just her) of people that can work but choose not to or people that go WAY beyond their means and figure someone else will help them on a long term basis, that’s just not fair to the rest of us. If this non-profit place wants to help, God bless them because again, it is about the children but I hope she accepts it because in her crazy way of thinking, she doesn’t want hand outs and thinks they just want publicity…she has NO idea what she’s gotten herself into, nor does it appear that she cares! I can’t afford to support 8 more children!

david shepherd February 20, 2009, 5:24 PM

These children should all be adopted out to good homes. They can never all have a stable life with this woman. They will know nurses and nanny’s on a closer level than their own mother. She can’t possibly be the nurtering parent these children need. If she were responsible and thinking of the children she would have stopped after the first child. She is unstable and irreponsible.

natschultz February 21, 2009, 6:07 AM

Too many comments here are confusing outrage over Nadya’s abuse with having lots of children. I think having lots of kids is great – IF, and ONLY IF the parents are able to properly care for them. That requires being financially stable. The fact is she artificially had 6 children in 7 years – that is INSANE. It is one thing to have a lot of kids over time, or one or two multiple births, but this is abuse. Yes, of course such families need and receive lots of help, but they are still the primary providers. Nadya is a LEECH on society and obviously UNFIT to be a mother. She obviously believes that children live on love and air alone; such a lack of logic and forethought immediately renders her unfit.

Theft and deception is NOT a Christian ideal. This woman is a SICK and TWISTED SINNER who brought 14 children into the world for her own SELFISH want of profits and celebrity.
Dany, she is NOT obviously a good mother; just because she didn’t bash her kids’ heads in does not mean she is a good mother. CPS wasn’t involved because there wasn’t any obvious physical abuse; now the whole world knows that there is deliberate mental abuse, so CPS had better step in at this point.
Having many children is not a bad thing at all – IF you can adequately provide for them. The Duggars and Jon and Kate on TLC are examples of RESPONSIBLE parents of many children. The big difference is that in those cases they have jobs, health insurance and real homes to raise their children in. No one else is paying for their kids; comparing Nadya to any responsible parents is absolutely ludicrous.

Defending Nadya is a slap in the face to all responsible parents, all parents who are suffering from fertility problems, and all people (like me) who want to have kids but deliberately have NOT done so because we cannot afford to raise them as best as they deserve.
Bailing out Nadya is as bad as bailing out the banks and all the stupid people who bought houses they could not afford. Why should the parents struggling to support their own children have their taxes go up to cover these kids? Why should the people who knew they could not afford to buy a home, who knew sub-prime and “no money down” were scams, so they decided to keep renting, have to bailout the people who didn’t read the fine-print?

Dany, you do realize that YOU just paid for her manicure, do you not? There is nothing wrong with a mother getting her nails done and taking a break – with her OWN money. Yeah, you are right – welfare people are notorious for blowing all their money on crap from getting their nails done to buying drugs. You think that is OK? Are you nuts? That’s why food stamps are OK, but welfare is not. They do it to make themselves look and feel better, not to be selfish? Using that logic, I guess you think it would be OK to bailout someone who is upside-down in their mortgage because they pulled all the equity out of their house and blew it all on vacations and trips to the spa.

Nadya should be committed and the fertility doctor should be sent to prison and all of his assets liquidated and used for the care of these children.



natschultz February 21, 2009, 6:17 AM

Nadya should be committed and the fertility doctor should be sent to prison and all of his assets liquidated and used for the care of these children.

Bailing out Nadya is as bad as bailing out the banks and all the stupid people who bought houses they could not afford. Why should the parents struggling to support their own children have their taxes go up to cover these kids? Why should the people who knew they could not afford to buy a home, who knew sub-prime and “no money down” were scams, so they decided to keep renting, have to bailout the people who didn’t read the fine-print?

Dany, you do realize that YOU just paid for her manicure, do you not? There is nothing wrong with a mother getting her nails done and taking a break – with her OWN money. Yeah, you are right – welfare people are notorious for blowing all their money on crap from getting their nails done to buying drugs. You think that is OK? Are you nuts? That’s why food stamps are OK, but welfare is not. They do it to make themselves look and feel better, not to be selfish? Using that logic, I guess you think it would be OK to bailout someone who is upside-down in their mortgage because they pulled all the equity out of their house and blew it all on vacations and trips to the spa.

SmartGIrl February 21, 2009, 10:44 AM

Are you kidding?!?!? With recent displays of even more evidence of Suleman’s self-absorption (wearing Lucky brand tees she obviously can’t afford, shopping at the MAC counter, Nordstroms, etc., etc.) that woman wants no part of those children. Give me a break! She should be at the hospital waiting, talking to the Dr.s, being near the babies and at home for a few precious hours with her first 6! Instead she’s out holding court with the papparazi, doing the interview circuit, not to mention the shopping and dissing her parents. This woman is an outrage simply for the fact that she has no intention of ever concentrating on anyone—her children esp.—but herself! Allred is an as*hole. She doesn’t want to help; she wants attention. And let’s see how long those volunteers hold out!

Mary February 21, 2009, 11:30 AM

What can be said that would take away from the fact that these children were created with a soul and a body in the likenss of the God. Who are we to refuse these little angels? They were put here on this earth for great things. Just look, already we are not so concerned about terrorists, finances, racial discrimination, but just how are these children are going to be provided for. More power to the generous people of this great universe who understand and will provide financial aid. As for Ms. Sulleman, I hope she gets the counseling she needs and I also hope that the Physician (?) whe performed the procedure is held financially responsible. He should be paying child support every month. He certainly did not use sound professional judgement. God gave him the know-how to help people who desperately want childlren and he abused this knowledge by this irresponsible act.


marina February 21, 2009, 3:57 PM

Where do we sign up to adopt these children? If we are going to have to pay to support theses children, then we should have the right to say how they are brought up. I am saddened to think that she was only thinkin f her self and not theses poor poor children.

torang  February 22, 2009, 12:09 AM

Marina,
you pay for a lot of kids in foster care and on welfare with your tax money but that doesn’t mean you have any right to as even lay your little finger on one of those poor kids.
Go make you own babies and leave Suleman children alone.

Lelia February 23, 2009, 10:53 AM

I wont be donating to the cause! Allred just wants the publicity, and others to assume the financial burden. No, let the state take over the babies, they will be better off. This lady is sick, sick, sick and doesn’t need to be rearing children.

Annonymous February 23, 2009, 9:21 PM

No - I do not think this is a good idea. Why should anyone help this selfish leech of a person. She clearly has mental problems and is living in a fantasy world. The best thing would be to give those poor children a home where they will be cared for not treated lkie dolls to be played with.

Zembo February 24, 2009, 9:16 AM

Let this woman use her uterus as she pleases. That is not my business. Women have babies every day and we’re paying for them as well. I hope she gets top dollar for selling pictures and interviews just like other television personalities. She needs this money to financially take care of HER own children. She may not be the brightest bulb of on the block but she can use the resources she has now to support herself and her kids. She has made it perfectly clear she wants to do it all herself and once she realizes she can’t family services will step in and do what she can’t.

Li Perron February 24, 2009, 10:12 AM

Gloria Allred must know that child protective services do not try to help families any longer. Their goal is to remove kids and place them for adoption when a year is up. They then get at least a hundred thousand dollars for each placement. Nadya made a bad decision to use the octuplet embryos but she may soon improve her financial situation with the interviews, book deals, ect. that she is being offered. If Gloria Allred really cares about those babies why isn’t she considering that these babies will be seperated from their siblings and relatives. How is that GOOD for these poor little kids?

norma February 24, 2009, 1:09 PM

i feel your not giving her a chance,yes
she may have went into this with her eyes closed and not sure what was happening,but she has already proved she cares about her kids,and her mom should support her decisions not judge her for them.she doesn’t need her approval anymore ,she is her own boss.
she should move on with her life and get her own place,and raise her kids the best she can..and her mom do the same ,go on with her life also.give her a chance to have her family her way..and stop bothering her about taking her babies….

Nik February 24, 2009, 3:10 PM

To Sue and other who believe that Ms. Suleman should lose her kids because she is mentally ill. Can you imagine how many children would end up in public care just because mom or dad is depressed, repressed, suffer from PTSD etc. Think about it…
These babies are already here, so you help them or get out of the way!

Grace February 24, 2009, 8:42 PM

How, how, how can you say this is okay?? This woman deliberately had herself implanted with someone’s sperm to have a large multiple birth, knowing she couldn’t take care of the kids she already had. C’mon, her mom is taking care of these other 6 and is being foreclosed on. Nadya is using her student loans to pay for her kids (up to $50,000 now) and is she really going to college now, or not?? If not, they will be after her to pay it back, 14 kids or not, welfare or not. With 14 kids, she won’t finish school for another 20 years and nobody is waiting for 20 years to get their student loans repaid. She talks of having a lot of help raising these 8 new babies - who??? I haven’t heard of one single friend or family member lining up to help out for most of the next 10 years. She is already getting almost $4000 per month for the 6 kids she has, plus food stamps, plus free medical, free school, free lunches plus she lives at home with her poor Mom. Now add another $5400 for the 8 she just had. Anybody out there unable to live on over $100,000 per year if welfare will pay for all your medical, give you food stamps, help with your housing, pay for your kids schooling and lunches and oh, by the way, pay for you to go to college, too?? She does not consider the food stamps, etc. that she gets as welfare (I do, especially the disability for 3 kids she already has). Who paid to have her implanted with the kids she has?? And now for these? Welfare again?? I, for one, am having difficulty paying for our needs (insurance, medicines, housing, utilities, etc) and don’t feel it is fair to ask me to pay for someone who decided she needed 8 more mouths for me to feed. And she has no respect for her mother either - fighting with her all the time and telling her to get out of her business. If I were her mom, I’d tell her fine, find a new place to live!! I worked acute psych for 14 years and trust me, she is mental!! She at least has a personality disorder and probably more. And I don’t like paying for her nails to be done when we’re paying for her 14 kids. I know there are a lot of kids out there I’m paying for, but I don’t think there is anyone out there who deliberately had 14 kids for someone else to pay for. And now she expects for others to take care of them while she does what??? Goes to school?? Gets her nails done?? What??? Don’t tell me the kids deserve to be taken care of, yes, they do, but they won’t get it from this Mom. And who says CPS hasn’t been involved with this woman and kids before now?? They are also bound by a confidentiality law, so couldn’t say anything if they were asked. They certainly won’t volunteer it, just like Nadya won’t. Somebody neuter this woman before she has another 20!! She can best take care of these kids by giving them up to people who want and need them and the kids, too, need these Moms and Dads! They should bring this Doc up on charges and make him pay to support them since he saw fit to give her the kids. That’s what they call fathers!!


Sheila February 24, 2009, 9:27 PM

Allred is the biggest ambulance chaser in the world. If you want to help her….THAN DO IT! don’t give a caring loving mother an ultimatum and threaten her children will go to Foster care, and call DSHS! People, we are paying for thousand upon thousands of women and children on assistance. Women who continually have babies. Do we throw them in the middle of Town Square and stone them? Lets all wish her success rather than assume she has already failed.

maryanne February 24, 2009, 9:51 PM

i don’t think anybody should be threating her just because she has 14 kids theres nothing wrong with that my ex husbands grandma had 16 kids during the depression and shes 87 years old


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