Police, Child Services No Strangers in OctoMom's Home
Whittier police have revealed that they have made multiple visits to the home of OctoMom Nadya Suleman in the past 14 months, cbs2.com is reporting. Suleman, whose flock grew to 14 when she gave birth to octuplets at the end of January, has six kids aged 2-7.
Complaints drawing the police to the home she shares with her parents and kids include ones "about lost, trapped or poorly cared for children." Furthermore, in July of last year, area police "and the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services visited Suleman's home in response to a complaint that the children appeared poorly cared for," but eventually "determined the complaint was unfounded." Other calls required police to help "let a child out of a locked bedroom," and to find Suleman's 5-year-old daughter, who was reported missing but later found.
Recently, Suleman's ability to care for her newborn octuplets in addition to her six older children, has fallen under professional and public scrutiny. Last week she turned down an offer for free 24/7 childcare help because they wouldn't allow for her to simultaneously participate in an as-yet secured reality TV show.