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OctoMom Might Not Get to Bring Home the Babies

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She wanted $2 million in endorsements and appearance fees, but now Nadya Suleman, aka OctoMom, just wants her 8 newborn babies. The 33-year-old Whittier woman apparently told TV therapist Dr. Phil McGraw that she feared Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower might not release the babies to her, according to the Associated Press (via Huffington Post).

McGraw readily acknowledges the reality of the hospital's decision to not allow the octuplets to be sent home in Suleman's care, and believes they just might do so if she cannot demonstrate she has more resources with which to care for them.

The single mom of 14's life has come under much scrutiny since she delivered on January 26th; her tenuous relationship with her parents, her obsession with babies, her 6 pregnancies via in vitro fertilization, the paternity of the children, the home she shares with her kids and parents being in foreclosure, her use of disability and government aid funds, and her wish to be hired as a TV child-rearing expert have all brought her more criticism than praise from the public.

An article in today's Daily News called "Octomom fall from miracle to punch line," sums up her ascent and descent tidily.