09 February 2009

Just in: Octuplets mom on food stamps; older kids get disability

February 9th, 2009, 5:44 pm · 52 Comments · posted by Lori Basheda

Now octuplet mom Nadya Suleman’s publicist has confirmed that she is getting food stamps, as well as federal disability payments for three of her older children, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. The Fullerton State graduate (she got her degree in child care development) told Ann Curry in an interview on the Today show this morning she did not get welfare.

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She said all 14 of her children were conceived with sperm donated by the same father, a man she talks to once or twice a year. He has yet to see his kids. “He was shocked,” Suleman said of the man’s reaction to the number of children he has fathered.

Now it turns out that three of the 14 children have disabilities. She also gets nearly $500 a month in food stamps. She told Curry she saved up for the fertility treatments she had. Click here to see pix and read more.