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Nadya Suleman opened up to Dr. Phil and said that implanting more embryos was a "mistake." At last!

Nadya Suleman, Dr. Phil

On the Dr. Phil show, octomom Nadya Suleman finally admitted that having eight more children when she could barely take care of the six she already had may not have been the best idea. "In hindsight, I don't know what I was thinking," she says.

But Nadya tried to convince Dr. Phil and America that she has a plan for her babies once they come home. "The plan is definitely underway," she says, adding that she intends to live on her student loans.

She also says she will rely on volunteers to help her take care of the babies.

View the CNN video.

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Ron  February 27, 2009, 4:07 PM

First of all its not a miracle that those babies were born that way…Its called science… And true it’s not those babies fault for being born, but she should be made to face the reality of having that many when she couldn’t even take care of the six she had before. And I agree, that they should be given up for adoption to loving families who can give them the love and attention they need. I also have a problem with those who say they dont mind supporting someone like her! Thats Stupid!! Why should we pay for her lack of Reality and lack of Brains!!!!! And Your right, student loans shouldn’t be used for her welfare… They should be used for what they were intended… School!!!

Anonymous February 27, 2009, 4:07 PM

Danielle your so stupid. This woman should have every one of her kids taken away she is just useing them to make money to get money from people who feel sorry for her. She did this on purpose. She has already said she has no desire to get married at all. she has no job so she had no business have eight more babies when she couldnt take care of the ones she had. it is not her that is going to suffer, it is the children. take them away from her and put them in hoes where they can be taken good care of and loved. It is plain she will never love them or she wouldnt have so many that she cant take care of.

Anna February 27, 2009, 4:08 PM

If we ‘leave her alone’ and ‘mind our own business’ then she’ll have to give up the children on her own or even more probable the state will take them away. I would never watch a reality tv program with her, buy a book, or anything else that will put money in her pocket. If we all ignore her she’ll have to go away.. sounds like a plan..

Debbie February 27, 2009, 4:08 PM

So, give the kids to adoptive families that can give them what they need and want? What they need is food, shelter, clothing and love. I’ve never seen any evidence that she doesn’t love her kids. BTW, kids do not NEED: ipods, cell phones, computers, video game systems, etc. My husband grew up in an impoverished family of 7 raised by a single mom. They may not have had anything fancy, but they had everything they NEEDED including their MOM who LOVED THEM! People, get off of you high horses.

merna schneider February 27, 2009, 4:09 PM

2009 is young but let’s make Octomom Player of the Year. The only thing you can count on about her is that she can not tell the truth if you paid her. It is wrong, from tricking the sperm donor, to dumping all this in her parent’s laps, to have all those children when she has no place to live and no job. Since the state of California is having to pay for all this anyway, child protective services should treat her just like any other case and take away all her kids because she can not provide for them. She also needs to be sterilzed so she can’t pump out any more. She is obviously in this for the money.

Anna February 27, 2009, 4:10 PM

****ahhhh**** I noticed she’s been telling people that ‘volunteers’ is what she wants. That means she wouldn’t have to pay so she could keep any money for herself.. came from the horse’s mouth..

Kathy February 27, 2009, 4:10 PM

Shame on all of you people judging this lady for bringing life into this messed up world and by the way where are all of the right to life organizations you people should be there to help you are at every family planning clinic praying for the sinners do the right thing and help instead of condeming. More power to you Nadya.And shame on all of you for your negative comments.

Anonymous February 27, 2009, 4:10 PM

All the children should be taken away and placed with couples that want to adopt a child to love. Octomom did this for infamy only. Be careful what you wish for…..She’s narcissistic and is putting 14 innocent lives at risk. Her parents are only exacerbating by trying to help. They need to understand that the best thing for those 8 newborns is to give them up for adoption and concentrate on raising the 6 already there, especially since 2 have special needs. And the doctor who did this? Take his license away!! And tie her tubes!!!

Jen February 27, 2009, 4:11 PM

student loans and any other type of Financial aid for Higher education is in fact used to cover tuition and fees…all monies regardless if its govt loans private loans or grants all get paid to the school 1st…anything left after tuition and fees gets sent to the student. This part is not a fruad. But none the less this girl is nuts….i have 3 the youngest just 9 and sometimes i want 1 more ….then reality snaps back into place….DUH!!!!

Jessica February 27, 2009, 4:12 PM

We should not confuse giving compassion to someone with enabling them. To all the people who are calling for compassion on this mother because she made a “mistake”, let me ask: Do you have “compassion” for drunk drivers who selfishly decide that their good time is worth more than the safety of others, and drive around the same streets as you and your children intoxicated? Do you have “compassion” for mothers who leave their children in dumpsters to die because the are not willing to take responsibility for them, even though they could legally leave them in a hospital with no repercussions? Do you have “compassion” for men who cheat on their wives, and then can’t afford their illegitimate children? Or women who cheat on their husbands, who pay for years for children who aren’t theirs? Or how about for those who roll up to the welfare office in BMW’s?

Brazenly selfish acts do not inspire compassion. It is not that people don’t care. They have good, old-fashioned moral outrage. And they should, because the selfish and callous acts of this woman have already robbed her own mother of her home, her peace, and her finances. She has brought 14 children into the world, for no other reason than to fill up a void within herself. She actively sought out pregnancy, spending money on in vitro after in vitro, instead of using it to support her mother and her children. I agree that she is something of a con artist, and deserves no sympathy.

Can she be forgiven? Yes. Can she repent, and acknowledge what she’s done? Yes. Can she change? Well, we’ll see by her next actions. If she selfishly decides to keep the babies, instead of giving them the best chance at a good future, then we’ll have our answer. Plenty of people will rush to aid those babies, who are the real victims of this circumstance.

Yes God wants us to be compassionate. But read on, and see what He says about people who unrepentantly put their own selfish interests above those who are weaker and less fortunate.

mlips February 27, 2009, 4:15 PM

Just stopped for breakfast. Denny’s has a octomom special. 8 eggs no sausage, and sombody else pays for it.

Pro Life February 27, 2009, 4:15 PM

As someone who struggled with infertility for years and had to undergo invitro fertilization myself to have children, I understand why she felt she had to have the embryos implanted in her. She did not want the embryos destroyed or given to someone else. I believe, like her, that the embryos are human beings. Unfortunately, what happened in her case was the “perfect storm”. In an extreme rarity, all six embryos implanted and incredibly they were all viable. Then two of the embryos split to create two more babies, which again is rare. I don’t know the whole story about why she had so many embryos in the first place, but I, personally, would not have destroyed or given away my embryos. People need to stop judging her. We are all different and might have made other choices but this was her belief. May God be with her.

Anonymous February 27, 2009, 4:16 PM

Any person wanting so many kids while also having a good number of children are just like those animal hoarders really. There is no way she can give all the attention that these children will need (including the curent 6) and there will be problems in the future for these children. I’m firm on my stance that these children should be sent to another family, hopefully kept together but with so many that is most likely not possible in the least. There are families out there that can handle so many kids so send these kids to them and let octo-mom become a ‘birth mother’ visitor to the kids so she can at least care for the kids she currently has at home.

Nick's Mom February 27, 2009, 4:16 PM

First of all, this woman is lucky that she and all 8 babies lived through this irresponsible pregnancy.
The doctor who caused this crazy pregnancy should lose his license to practice medicine and under go a psychiatric evaluation.
Yes, student loans do have to be paid back with interest…miss a payment and the penalties add up.
Reality hasn’t quite set in for this woman yet, she’s still blinded by “fame” and flashbulbs.
Next step, psychiatric unit of her local hospital… evaluation time. Then, the local Division of Children’s Services needs to start finding foster homes for the 14 children since their mother is unable to provide for them and their Grandparent’s house is currently in foreclosure.
She would need 3 full time jobs and a lot of “volunteers” to care for 6 children and 8 infants 24/7!!
Dr Phil’s interview was interesting, but let Nancy Grace cross examine this Octomom.

Donna February 27, 2009, 4:17 PM

dr phil just wants her to save face on tv so people stop being mad at her. this woman has no clue that she did something wrong.

sexired February 27, 2009, 4:18 PM

what difference does it make if she admits it was a mistake…those 8 babies are the ones who has suffer because of her selfishness.So many women in the world who want children and can’t. I have four and catch hell. May god be with those children.

Rose February 27, 2009, 4:18 PM

I personally think she has psychological issues and she should be investigated by ACS to see if she’s able to take care of the children she has at home now. She’s selfish and she now realizes that her hands are full and looking for a handout. In my opinion, she should put the babies up for adoption. There are thousands of couples who cannot conceive, who would be willing to raise one of these beautiful babies. What can she offer these children but a life of instability and poverty. It should not be made easy for her to claim her babies when it’s time for them to come home. She should be forced to provide local officials a means of how she intends to support her family.

SJ February 27, 2009, 4:20 PM

It sounds like a huge scam to be famous & pull in the money. She’s not stupid! She gets her nails done, plastic surgery, lips “blown up” & she needs help??? What a bunch of crap. The only help she needs is with a shrink. And also all of a sudden it comes out that her mother owes a lot of money on back mortgage. I think they are all in cahoots. She lied on national TV about everything they asked her about, so what else are we going to find out that she lied about???

Rose February 27, 2009, 4:21 PM

What gives her the right to ask for anyones money or help to raise her kids. The hospital should not release the babies to her. DId you see the look of the house in the pictures? It looked awful. Is she even leagally in this country? She collects disability payments on a few of her other children also, that is how she paid to be implanted again. Doctor’s license should be pulled. No one should send her anything. She is unfit and seems delusional. Give the 8 newbies up for adoption, and can you say tubal ligation. please……no more kids and no more welfare checks!

Anonymous February 27, 2009, 4:21 PM

The DIFFERENCE between this bimbo and other families w/ multiple births is that they wanted the children to love. They didn’t do it for fame or money. And many of them didn’t have any children, so this was the only way to have a child. This woman had 6!!!! Too many for normal people to handle, so it’s a real handful for an irresponsible person (she’s proven that since she’s yet to hold a job - just left the kids to her parents). But she spent $$$ on plastic surgery. The other multiple birth moms didn’t do that either!! They’re too busy raising the kids, and the men are too busy working.

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