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Thanks But No Thanks (Again) For OctoMom's Pro Bono Nurses

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Suleman telling Dr. Phil in a televised interview how happy and relieved she was to be receiving the help he brokered for her from Angels in Waiting


Suleman telling Dr. Phil in a televised interview how happy and relieved she was to be receiving the help he brokered for her from Angels in Waiting
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.

Jeffery Czech, Suleman's attorney told the paper the "nurse was concerned about the number of people at the La Habra house." Czech added that Suleman most likely wasn't comfortable with the level of scrutiny having in-home care meant: "I think it's more of an issue with trust between the mother and those taking care of her kids. If you can imagine being monitored by somebody (that) every little mistake you make may get you reported to CPS." Police in Whittier, where Suleman formerly resided, recently revealed that they and other child welfare officials had been to the family's home on several occasions in the months prior to the octuplets' birth.

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Because she may be concerned about how this will make her look in the media, Suleman has scheduled to tape yet another Dr. Phil appearance to set the record straight. Currently nurses from Kaiser as well as two nannies Suleman is paying for are helping the ten kids, as the four remaining octuplets remain hospitalized in order for them to build up strength.