Thanks But No Thanks (Again) For OctoMom's Pro Bono Nurses
Nadya Suleman didn't like the idea to begin with: Non-profit Angels in Waiting would help out the mom of 14 by providing in-home care for her newborn octuplets and her six older children. What wasn't so appealing about that? Well, for starters, the child-care professionals weren't okay with Suleman's wish to have a camera crew in the home because of the increased health risk that would pose. But Suleman needed to show Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower that she had enough resources to care for the babies, so she used her new income to buy a home in La Habra and worked with TV therapy guru Dr. Phil to reach an agreement with the caregivers. Meanwhile, Dr. Phil helped raised funds to help the fledgling non-profit to be able to provide the services they offered.
Now that four of the eight babies are home, though, the deal is off. Suleman has fired the nurses who were helping in her home, "mostly because one filed a report against her with Child Protective Services, or CPS," according to the OC Register.