Octuplet’s Mom’s Family: “Declared Bankruptcy And Abandoned A Home”

The story of the octuplets born this week is strange, and sad, and as more information comes out it is painting a most disturbing picture.  The latest comes from CBS News.  As I noted earlier on this blog this pregnancy should have been discouraged by doctors who are supposed to have a better feel for the mother, family, and extenuating circumstances.  After reading about this case it is clear these these ovaries should have been shut down.  How did the doctor miss the obvious?

The news that the octuplets’ mother already had six children sparked an intense ethical debate. Some medical experts were disturbed to hear that she was offered fertility treatment, and troubled by the possibility that she was implanted with so many embryos. 

Dr. Mark Surrey, a fertility expert, told Early Shownational correspondent Hattie Kauffman that it is irresponsible and medically risky to implant eight embryos. “(Any doctor who would do that) should be criticized, censured, and professionally reviewed,” Surrey said.

Her fertility doctor has not been identified. (SHOCK!)

“I don’t know of anyone who would applaud this as a good outcome,” said Surrey, adding that it was fortunate that all eight babies survived.

The family of the mother moved to Whittier, about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, after they declared bankruptcy and abandoned a home elsewhere, Kauffman has reported.

Birth certificates reviewed by The Associated Press identify a David Solomon as the father for the four oldest children. Certificates for the other children were not immediately available.   One of  the older children is autistic.  The newborns are to be in the hospital for a month before being released.

Should I just assume that the mother has a prize-winning job with awesome health insurance……and the taxpayers are not picking up the tap for this breeder and her litter?

6 thoughts on “Octuplet’s Mom’s Family: “Declared Bankruptcy And Abandoned A Home”

  1. If she was telling the truth when she told an acquaintance that she was being paid for the in vitro fertilization treatments, then it’s possible that she donated eggs for her fertility doctor to sell to other women. That doctor is sounding more and more like a sick bastard. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is also the sperm donor.

    It is also sounding like my initial reaction that this woman has the animal collector personality disorder, only her pets are babies, was fairly accurate:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28948599 (“Grandma: octuplets mom obsessed with kids”)

  2. Allison

    The state of California should pursue the fertility doctor and determine if he is the sperm donor. They should consider what he should owe these kids for support!

    Then they should make her use any money she makes from the media to support her kids and not the state! Then they should determine the fitness of her household to raise the original 6 kids before she is allowed to bring the rest home.

  3. francesmcg

    I support the comment above. California Youth Services needs to visit the home prior to these infants being discharged from the hospital and evaluate if the home is suitable for the octuplets. If not, they should go into foster care and hopefully, the mother will receive counseling and the babies are placed for adoption where at least they will have a chance at a stable nurturing home.
    This woman is a serial in vitro birther so probably knows the ropes on what to tell a doctor. If there isn’t a strange egg selling story or a bizarre relationship with the doctor, she might have lied to the guy and even told him she was married. The question would then be how did she fund the fertility treatments.

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