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Octomom No Stranger to Children's Services

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Nadya Suleman has been keeping the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and local police very busy!

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Local LA TV station KTLA reports police and child welfare officials have been called to Nadya Suleman's home several times in the last 14 months, responding to complaints about lost, trapped or poorly cared for children.

The station reports that on July 7, 2008, a concerned neighbor called police saying Suleman's six children were "not clean or being fed properly." The Whittier Police Department confirms that officers responded to Suleman's home to investigate claims that the Octomom was "neglecting" her children and to investigate their surroundings, but DCFS ultimately concluded the allegations were without merit.

Then, on August 10, police responded to the house again on a possible burglary call. In addition, cops say they received more calls concerning Suleman's family at home where the children's grandparents live.

On January 9, 2008, a 911 call was placed from the home after one of Suleman's children was accidentally locked in a bathroom.

On October 27, 2008, Suleman called police when she couldn't find her 5-year-old. Suleman said the child had followed the grandmother, who had left the house to go for a walk in the neighborhood.

Then, on January 23, 2009, just days before the octuplets were born, one of the children inadvertently called 911 from the home.

Suleman has turned down offers of free help from L.A. attorney Gloria Allred and also turned down an offer to star in a porno.

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13 comments so far | Post a comment now
Jenny March 3, 2009, 10:34 PM

I’m not a fan of the octo mom but honestly these are just things kids do. Kids lock themselves in the bathroom for goodness sake. With that many things are bound to happen a lot. If DCFS didn’t find any merit to the calls then obviously the children are fed.

Mae March 4, 2009, 1:13 AM

Yes, kids get locked in bathrooms or even go miccing for a few minutes, but the difference between Suleman and those of us who raise(d) our children without depending on the public for money, babysitting, and other help don’t call the police to get our kid out of a locked bathroom.

She’s incompetent and expects her mother, the taxpayer, corporate sponsors, donors, Dr. Phil, and some cable reality show to raise her children for her.

C March 4, 2009, 6:49 AM

I have 7 children, with the youngest now being 6 years old, and I can honestly say the police or children’s services have never once been called to my house. You can rationalize this all you want, but the bottom line here is where there’s smoke, there’s fire. That’s too much attention by police and social services for something not to be wrong. Again, never once called to my house….

ashley March 4, 2009, 7:27 AM

I am sure child services will probably called to her house again with all the negative attention on her. And maybe they should have someone doing something like monthly child welfare checkups after the babies come home. And they should be surprise visits so that she can’t be prepared. That way they know whether all 14 children are being taken care of. There’s no way she can do this. It’s one thing to have 14 kids. A whole nother thing to have 8 of them infants and several with autism. My best friend has a 9 year old autistic son who stays home with her all day every day (his teacher comes 3 days a week for a few hours) and I don’t see how she does it, he is a HANDFUL!!! Sometimes kicking out windows, it’s bad sometimes. She has gotten him calmed down with a good diet but I am sure Nadya wouldn’t go to the trouble for her autistic kids. BTW, both of my children have called 911 to my house. My son when he was 5 and had just learned about it at school and my daughter, 2 days in a row when she was about 16 months old and just playing wiht the phone!! They weren’t happy that 2nd day!!

Jenny March 4, 2009, 9:16 AM

That is true, I’ve never had to call the police to get my kid out of the bathroom…

Angela Gebhart March 4, 2009, 9:24 AM

We should just leave the Octomom alone. We’re giving her all this attention and thats what she wants. No more help from the state I don’t want to pay for these kids. She should be made to support them and if she can’t they should be taken away.Alot of people have had bad things happen to them and need our support,she chose this.She must be getting money from somewhere how can she afford to go to and have all these babies implanted in her,thats not cheep. She’s had plastic surgery,she should be made to pay back all the money she’s taken.I would’nt give her a dime.She made her bed make her lay in it.Thats what wrong with America,we give and give no questions asked,the goverment screws us and we just keep on giving.

bobbie March 4, 2009, 10:40 AM

I’m no fan of Octomom either but I admit my son locked himself in the bathroom when he was 18 mos old and I had to call 911. This was a room with no window and the vanity was on the wall next to the door with drawers that, if open, would keep the door from swinging in. I kept a rubber kneeling pad under the sink and he somehow got it lodged behind the open bottom drawer. I tried endlessly to try to push the drawer closed with a screwdriver thru the slightly open door but couldn’t get it closed far enough to push the door past it. I was panicking because I was afraid he might fall head first into the toilet. The fire department came and had to break the door in.

rugbymom March 4, 2009, 12:03 PM

I’m not sure i can take anymore of Octomom. It’s like watching a train wreck. I can’t seem to turn away but my stomach is wretching. Some of these things do happen, and with the one child going with the Gramma, the Gramma should have communicated that to her daughter, and obviously she (Octomom) knew the child was not present and responded immediately which shows how much she cares for the child; however, in my humble and limited experience, Moms who are neglectful of their children often have more of these instances than Moms who don’t, that being said…most of these can be easily explained. I have a dear friend whose 3 yr old called 911 recently, and this sort of thing does happen even when you are not overwhelmed with multiple children. She needs to find a way out of the limelight and figure out how to take care of those kids ON HER OWN. She made her bed….

MC March 4, 2009, 2:28 PM

Do you know what goes on in foster homes? It’s a nightmare. I believe that this family supervising daycare/helpers no matter who pays for them is better for the kids. She should not have had 8 more children. But the deed is done. Don’t believe for one second that the state can do it better.

Irma March 4, 2009, 5:25 PM

I don’t care for Nanya, but kids will be kids so give her a break on this one.

clb March 5, 2009, 5:20 PM

MC, yes I do know what goes on in some foster homes. In the homes that my husband is director of, the foster parents have gone through EXTENSIVE background checks, have received over a hundred hours of individual training, have access to professional social workers 24 hours a day, are required to have an individual room with a bed and dresser for EACH child, have a case manager and have multiple mandates by social services, state and federal regulations. They also receive regular health and dental care and counseling as needed. The goal is also to get the children back to their biological family if it is at all reasonable and they provide the support and guidance to reach that, often in a step-by-step fashion. I’m sorry that you have obviously been exposed to some sub-standard foster care situation, but to lump all foster care into a “nightmare” level is wrong on so many levels. YOU are damaging the good that so many thousands of caring, helpful, loving and good people have done to help raise children that have been born into situations that are far from ideal.

LDH March 9, 2009, 1:56 AM

Any one in thier right mind can see this woman is a fruit cake. All she is seeking is attention and free 640.00 monthly ssi checks for each kid and no doubt big bucks in donations. I watched this woman argue with her own mother over an hour on tv and it is obvious she isn’t a fit parent and to tell you the truth, freaks like her make me sick. She thinks she is so pretty and now has sold her birthing video. Who would want to watch her deliver a litter of kids.

cathy March 9, 2009, 10:33 AM

I think octomom is disgusting. She has no clue how to raise any children and should not be allowed to. She is looking for a pay day at the expense of her children. I came from a family of 12 and we never had missing children or called 911 when locked themselves in the bathroom. If she cannot handle watching her children or resolving a small issue like this, what will she do when they get to be teenagers?

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