Children are not a right; they are a precious privilege and should be treated as such ["Nadya Suleman's Challenge: Paying for 14 Kids," usnews.com]. I don't mind that she is a single mother, it happens. I mind that she is making poor choices that hurt everyone around her, even strangers. Somebody needs to step up and let everyone know that if they want the privilege of having children they need to work for it. People should be able to see a loving, hardworking mother who was blessed with a large family, but we look and see a woman making the choice to stay unemployed and mother 14 children.
Comment by Becka of CA
All she wanted was one more child and when all of the embryos ended up taking she didn't want to abort any of the children. I don't blame her. I am strongly opposed to abortion and commend her on that decision. The fact that all the embryos took is a miracle. The fact that she gave birth to eight children at once and that they are all alive is a miracle. Doesn't anyone see that? Maybe instead of everyone attacking her and criticizing her for her decision, they should be a little more Christian and lend a helping hand. Seriously, what would Jesus do?
Comment by Jessica of CA
Under no circumstances should Nadya receive any aid. She alone chose this path, and U.S. citizens should not foot the bill. I'm a little tired of the entitled attitude of many citizens. In fact, single parents who choose to become impregnated and have children without thought of the cost to raise them should be required to work or not be eligible for any government funds.
Comment by Deb of MI
As a social worker in the field of child welfare, specifically foster care, I think it is inexcusable that Ms. Suleman had this additional IVF treatment resulting in the birth of eight children, in addition to the previous treatments resulting in her other six children. If she wanted a large family, she could adopt. Oh, but I forgot, no state would allow a parent to adopt a child if they could not provide proof of financial, emotional, familial, and household stability. I fear these children will likely enter the foster care system sooner rather than later and will become the financial burden of the state. They are already the financial burden of the state, as their hospital costs will be paid for by Medicaid.
Comment by Lori of NY
I understand she wants to have a large family. However, she should wait until she has a decent job to pay for all these children. It's as if she feels she is somehow entitled to have as many children as she wants and depend on the U.S. to support them! Many people have a hard enough time supporting their own families in this day and age, let alone others. I know she says she won't accept welfare, but come on, there is no way she can support 14 children on her own!
Comment by Linda of TX