Don’t look now, Jim Bob and Michelle, but you’ve got competition!
The California baby factory woman who recently gave birth to octuplets (that’s eight, count ‘em, 8 babies) already has 6 little anklebiters running around at home. That means this family now has fourteen (14) kids:
CBS News has learned the mother who gave birth to the octuplets has six other children.
An acquaintance who didn’t want to be identified told Early Show national correspondent Hattie Kauffman the mom has four older boys and two girls.
“She is young,” the acquaintance says, “fairly young. She has six children already. And in those six children, she has a set of twins.”
While the hospital where the octuplets were born, Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center in Bellflower, Calif., some 17 miles southeast of L.A., hasn’t confirmed that the mom used fertility drugs, there are no documented cases of naturally conceived octuplets, Kauffman points out.
Okay: it’s definitely not my cup of tea (more like my vision of HELL), but as long as they’ve got the ways and means to support these kids, it’s their business, right? Right:
CBS News has learned that the family of the octuplets born this week outside Los Angeles filed for bankruptcy and abandoned a home a little over a year-and-a-half ago.
Early Show national correspondent Hattie Kauffman says the mother is in her mid-thirties and lives with her parents.
There’s been no mention of the octuplets’ father, Kauffman observes.
Would it be hideously cynical of me to wonder if there might be some ulterior moneymaking motive behind this? And what the fuck was her doctor thinking, giving fertility drugs to someone who already has 6 kids they can’t afford to feed?