How do you feel about this California Octuplet Mother of 14?

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Question by NanaT: How do you feel about this California Octuplet Mother of 14?
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49 Responses to How do you feel about this California Octuplet Mother of 14?

  1. her welfare will cost tax payers alot of money.

    May 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm

  2. If you are working congrats. You are paying for all of them!

    Deborah S
    May 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

  3. She’s not thinking straight.

    May 19, 2014 at 3:18 pm

  4. I think they should all be taken from her. She obviously is not mentally capable of caring for herself let alone children.

    And yes all of us will be paying for her children for a long time to come.

    I also think the doctor should have his license taken away and he should have to pay to raise the kids, after all he helped create them.

    May 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm

  5. She needs some psychiatric help. Preferably at her own expense.

    connor g
    May 19, 2014 at 4:13 pm

  6. I feel there is something significant missing in her life. She is trying to fill some deep void.
    that’s what I feel…my opinion

    May 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

  7. STUPID!! DUM!! and extremely irresponsible. How can she care for all of them???!!! Obviously she is only doing this for welfare money which is going to come out of OUR hard earned money! And if she was gaining welfare before and she still live with her mother shes obviously not a good mother!! She is probably using the money for herself and not talking care of the children. Which is why her mother is probably so angry that her duaghter did this. She probably is the one that has to take care of them!! And forget that fact that she had the babys implanted in her! And then they turned out to be 8? Yeah okay? And she is just going to keep them all cuz she is such a good person??? Yeah no..I dont think so. Somone needs to arrest that woman and get those kids a better mom!

    May 19, 2014 at 4:56 pm

  8. I think she is very selfish. She wants kids, but in no way is prepared to support them. It’s all about what SHE wants, and not about the kids. I wish that she would give those children a better home and the attention that they deserve rather than hoping that there will be enough volunteers and taxpayers to help her. She is a very selfish woman.

    May 19, 2014 at 5:12 pm

  9. From what I’ve read and seen in the interview excerpts, she seems to have had all those children to satisfy her own desires to have a big family. She speaks as if the questions of how to provide economically and pychologically for those children to be raised in a happy healthy environment is an after thought, something that she’ll just figure out along the way. She and her parents have admitted to struggling to provide for the 6 children she already had before the octuplets. I think her reproductive choices are incredibly irresponsible and, probably, detrimental to the children. I doubt 14 children could be properly raised in an financially stretched family living in a 3 bedroom house. Social workers should go in to see how that family is living.

    May 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm

  10. I think she is delusional. I think she is living in a fantasy world. I feel very sorry for her mother. I think her mother should have this woman committed and her tubes tied. I guess that is still considered illegal.

    May 19, 2014 at 5:26 pm

  11. I think she’s mentally ill.

    Autumn Leaves
    May 19, 2014 at 5:32 pm

  12. Misguided. Rudderless.

    Paul N
    May 19, 2014 at 6:22 pm

  13. Something is very wrong with her and the doctor who allowed her to do this. Hopefully, the children will all survive it.

    May 19, 2014 at 6:48 pm

  14. Another sad case of children raising children, Lets see how she is doing in two years

    May 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm

  15. I think she has a long road ahead of her. She will need help to take care of all those children. I can’t feel sorry for her she had to know what she was doing. I do hope the best for her children. Poppy

    May 19, 2014 at 8:31 pm

  16. I won’t pass judgment but I will tell you of my fears.

    I know she has been willing to continue her education.

    She did get a big settlement some time ago, but I don’t know how far that will take her – in supplying for the needs for her children.

    I fear that she may do it again.

    The sperm donor will probably be held responsible for providing his sperm.

    The doctor will in time – also be held responsible for implanting that many eggs – he put this girl at risk with what I call an experiment.

    There is way more to this whole story and there will be a lot of money made with this story.

    The results of all of this will end up being a catastrophe.

    My biggest fear are the 6 children and then these 8 tiny babies.

    All I personally can do is pray for them.

    May 19, 2014 at 8:32 pm

  17. I think she is nuts.

    May 19, 2014 at 8:56 pm

  18. I feel that in today’s time that 14 children is too many, unless you are wealthy, you can not take care of that many on your own and give them what they need.

    May 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm

  19. I honestly don’t understand it. She already had 6 kids and why in the world did the doctors go along with the fertility drugs given to her. I only hope the kids turn out okay. I like large families but you really need a husband to help provide for them and raise them.

    May 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm

  20. I think there is a reason for the babies to be born, and only time will tell.
    I wish her well with all her babies, I came from a family of 12, and we were all happy, and had some good times.

    Suzie s
    May 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm

  21. She’s a space cadet!

    Ginger H
    May 19, 2014 at 10:34 pm

  22. There are so many families that are waiting for little babies and would be delighted to have one or two of the babies. Adopt the babies out to loving parents.

    May 19, 2014 at 10:37 pm

  23. Obviously she has some mental problems.
    1.Unmarried and/or no committed relationship.
    2.Lives at home.
    3.No income.
    4.Present children number 6.
    5. Parents are not happy looking after her kids.
    6.Wants more kids.
    7.Goes to extraordinary lengths to be pregnant, again.

    Enough about her. She’s not “thinking right”.
    What the hell are the doctors thinking?!
    This is a case for the state interfering in personal medical issues. Up until now, I cringed at the thought. But something must be done to prevent this stupidity from ever happening again.
    Couples desperately wanting a child will be the losers.
    This selfish b!tch and her greedy doctors have crossed the line.
    We need government controls. Very, very sad.

    Lady Luck
    May 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm

  24. I’m still wondering how the heck she managed IVF treatments that many times that cost at least $ 10,000-12,000 per round while she’s on welfare. I also have a sneaking suspicion that she’s going to try and get some kind of tv reality show like the Gosselins so she can live off of the profits of marketing her children like they do.

    Nebraska Born and Raised
    May 19, 2014 at 11:07 pm

  25. What I really feel is pain and sorrow………for all 14 children involved !!
    I look at the doctor as the father of them all. He should support them. Was this an experiment ? Are we now playing with babies lives. . . echos of Hitler !! The mother should have had a hysterectomy after the 4th, so she could not carry any more. But who am I to judge. . it is a shame for all the children involved.. . “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God”

    Just Joyce
    May 19, 2014 at 11:14 pm

  26. Lots of outstanding answers here and I agree with most of them. Lady Luck came up with some great points.

    I hope the CA medical ethics board goes after the doctor. Who paid for the the procedure?

    You know she’ll make some money from TV appearances, newspapers and magazines. I see this as rewarding bad behavior.

    When are people going to step up and accept the consequences of their actions and quite relying on someone else to help them. We have too many people that really do need our help.

    I am going to try not to watch any programs where she is a guest or read any articles about her.

    You know she loves all the attention she is receiving!

    Selfish as well!!!!

    Travelin' Ladybug
    May 19, 2014 at 11:34 pm

  27. She has an obsession for children and needs professional help. When I heard the news tonight about how much longer the babies were going to have to stay in the hospital and the cost that it would be. I thought right then that the Doctor that performed the procedure should have to pay the bill. It’s not fair for the tax payers to have to foot this bill or the raising of all these kids. It’s just not fair to the children to be brought into this world under these unfair/unfit conditions that this mother has to offer.

    ♥ debby d ♥
    May 20, 2014 at 12:03 am

  28. I don’t feel like I know the whole story yet, I understand her mothers pain, I fear for the future of all the children.

    May 20, 2014 at 12:23 am

  29. I worry for the children.
    I think she needs mental help.
    I think the doctor was down right criminal.

    Linda G
    May 20, 2014 at 1:22 am

  30. I think she is immature, selfish, and more than likely has some mental problems. I also agree with others that she won’t be paying to support all these children which is just so arrogant.

    God Bless and help those children, they are going to need all the help they can get.

    May 20, 2014 at 1:24 am

  31. I’m sad, she seems like a lost person
    I’m worried about the babies health
    I’m mad at the media, I don’t really want to see her face for 6 mos on TV and every magazine
    I’m glad it’s not me.

    May 20, 2014 at 1:36 am

  32. I think some stupid producer will want to put her and her brood on tv and she won’t ever have to work again…but in my opinion, I don’t think anyone should bring a child into this world when they cannot provide for them by doing honest work. I think there is something wrong with her and the children need to be with someone who is stable and can care for them all…she is not it. I think the American welfare system will be paying for all of these children…sad.

    May 20, 2014 at 2:17 am

  33. I think she has a mental problem.

    ~~Fast Eddie~~
    May 20, 2014 at 3:15 am

  34. Common sense should have prevailed with this woman, if not her
    doctor. And it was severely lacking in both. If you don’t have the fin-
    ancial means to bring children into the world, you protect yourself from
    conceiving, you don’t enable yourself to be even more fertile. This woman has no way to support her older children, not to mention the new innocent babies. What a burden she has put upon others, in her neglect of her duties as their mother to feed and clothe and protect them. As well as putting a roof over their heads and a clean bed to sleep in, with ample healthy food.. She didn’t think of how she’d support them. She just knew she wanted more children around her to love and be loved back. It’s true, she will have alot of financial help with this latest group of babies, but what about those who came before? Her parents can’t afford to pay for the raising of her first children for the rest of their lives. Where are the fathers’ of the others, that they aren’t contributing to their childs welfare? I’m assuming there are many dads, but maybe she isn’t telling the media about that. And how will she have enough hands to take care of all of these children at once? All of the diapering and bathing and feeding she’ll need help with. And who helps with the older children then? Do they sit in a bathtub and bathe each other? And diaper each other as well? This is one story that will be told or written about. A screenplay will be written. And there will be money to collect from the interviews and movie rights. The woman may never face having to work for the rest of her life, perhaps. I’m sure a home will be given to them all eventually. But can you imagine when these children are toddlers and pre schoolers, how they will all be running around helter skelter without any management? They will need a special day care building all to themselves. Or maybe they will be like the Dione Quintuplets, and become wards of the government. Studied and watched over for the rest of their lives. I feel so sorry for the entire family of children. None will be able to lead a normal life. They will have to be protected from the media and protected until they are grown. And even then, there will be watchful eyes to prevent them from living in obscurity. I feel very sad over what they will be enduring as they grow and mature.
    And I feel that the mother is truly irresponsible, and should be
    mentally evaluated, on if she’s qualified to even try to raise them. She
    certainly is selfish to think of her wants, and it’s all of the children
    who will suffer somehow, from her obsession.

    May 20, 2014 at 4:06 am

  35. She’s not to bright and neither is her doctor. they should take his license away and she should seek help from other sources.

    Fiber McGee
    May 20, 2014 at 4:51 am

  36. Well I don’t know why she does what she has done but I will say although she has a hand full, she will definitely have children to reside with and care for her when she is older.

    Nosredna Retep
    May 20, 2014 at 4:59 am

  37. I think she will stop at 14. I believe reality will set in soon for her to realize that her babies need love, everyone of them, and that they are not toys anymore.

    May 20, 2014 at 5:21 am

  38. I think she’s selfish and delusional.

    Jas M
    May 20, 2014 at 6:12 am

  39. Immature, irresponsible and probably short a card or two. Her parents can’t boot her out because then the children already living there would suffer. I wonder where all those children are going to sleep. Sounds like they are already having a heck of a time. What a selfish little girl. I feel sorry for the kids.

    May 20, 2014 at 6:59 am

  40. She’s a blood sucking, lying parasite !
    And she’s sucking NBC for all it’s worth !!!! (And they’re happy as hell giving it to her !)
    Now that she’s got into the light (like a roach) I wonder how much of the money NBC and People Magazine has given to her, for “her story”, is going to the kids welfare ?

    We have really gone “down hill”, haven’t we ?

    She’s as disgusting as that “man” that “gave birth” a few months ago. God, that’s another piece-o-work, the human race can be proud of.
    NBC and People magazine, dug deep into the garbage can, and pulled out the losers, haven’t they ? They can be proud because they have reached an all time low on this latest trash !

    Well, now that you have heard my “tirade”, I must admit, I do feel better,,,thanks,,,,,,,,

    'ol Geezer
    May 20, 2014 at 7:22 am

  41. Having read and seen everything from her interview to her mother’s rant, I believe this woman is unstable at best. I think children’s services needs to fully investigate and possibly place these tiny babies up for adoption. I think this mother did this believing America would embrace her and shower her with money and attention. I do not for one minute believe she can take care of 8 newborns and 6 children under 8 years old. I think if the babies are not taken away from her they will suffer. She has no money to care for all of them and no support.

    May 20, 2014 at 8:03 am

  42. I think it is time for the media circus to end so she and her parents can start taking care of the needs of her 14 children. You can tell she has mental problems. The world needs to back off before she commits suicide or does something else really crazy. I hope she is never left alone with those babies or her other children. I’m sure the California welfare system (poor taxpayers!!!) will keep paying her bills. Do hope social workers are keeping an eye on this household.

    The poor little babies. I pray for them.

    Miz D
    May 20, 2014 at 8:49 am

  43. her and her 6 kids were already on welfare and now there are 8 more for us taxpayers to support.

    Loren S
    May 20, 2014 at 9:21 am

  44. Single,
    Getting $ 400+ in food stamps a month
    Get Disability for two of her kids, one of the original six has autisim,
    the other has a learning disability.
    She has been on Workers Comp two times already, and recieved a large settlement for one, in which she chose to contine IVF treatments, rather than use the money to support her kids.
    She is unemployed, and says she will go back to shool to get her degree which will take another year and half. How is she going to go to school and take care of 14 kids? That is why her mother is so mad.
    as she will end up having to watch the kids while her daughter is at school.
    She says she wants to move out of her parents home and get her own place. SHE HAS NO INCOME.!!!. She would have to get at least a 4 or 5 bedroom house. I firgure one bedroom for her, and at least 4 beds in each room for the kids. Who will rent to her WITH NO INCOME?

    She already owes $ 50,000 in student loans, and that does not even begin to include the medical for her stay in the hospital priior to the delivery,(when she was on bed rest), The delivery in it self had about 40 doctors and nurses, and now the Nicu for the 8 babies that will be in the hospital for about a month or more. That medical will be at least
    $ 1,000,000, or more. She says that she will NOT go on welfare, and will be getting off the food stamps soon.
    How is she going to afford to move, go to school and watch the 14 kids, pay for formula, diapers, food, and clothes, WHEN SHE HAS NO MONEY. I heard also that the manufactures of baby products, where not rushing to her to offer any freebies.
    She is thinking only of herself, and obviously her own mother is so
    pissed at her. This girl does not even have a clue. or she is going to milk the system for all that she can get. and hope for book and movie rights to pull her out of her financial mess.
    Also the 8 newborns are sure to have physical and mental problems,
    maybe not right away , but in the future. How is she going to cope with that and the medical and financial ramifications of that.
    Myself, personally, I think she has a screw loose!!!!

    May 20, 2014 at 9:41 am

  45. I REALLY feel the Dr. that implanted the embryos should be forced to marry her, with no right of divorce, and support them all the rest of his life.

    May 20, 2014 at 9:53 am

  46. I’ve said plenty about this issue on Y!A before (this question had been asked many times), so I really don’t want to get into details about this. I will say I totally disagree with her choice for a variety of reasons, mainly the welfare and disability she’s on. I’m a California resident, so I get mad knowing the some of the money me (little amount in my case) and my mother makes is going directly to her.

    Ultimately, we as the viewing public need to forget about her. The more attention we pay, to her, increases her chances of getting on TV; whether that be interviews or “reality” programing, as well as feeds her selfish craving for attention. So I call on everyone to change the chanel, close the web page, burn the print, turn of the radio, etc whenever she is talked about and/or featured on any media outlet.

    Chris the First
    May 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

  47. I believe the mother is “disturbed” and unable to make rational choices.

    I am very sorry for the children, they have very little hope of living a healthy life emotionally, physically, socially or financially.

    I also can’t help but believe the mother thought she would receive major financial support for having all these children.

    I also feel sorry for her parents.

    May 20, 2014 at 10:59 am

  48. What’s to feel?

    Eight more welfare mouths to feed.

    Actually I’d like to see a court declare the fertility doctor the father and saddle him with support payments.

    As far as the woman herself goes; just another air-head the working man gets to support.
    May 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

  49. I can’t stand that lying, scamming, freeloading, plastic, crazy biotch. I hope CPS takes her kids away.

    Carol W
    May 20, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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