January 26, 2012 · 0 Comments
Beverly Hills, CA, United States (AHN) – It seems just like yesterday that the media and outspoken activists were talking about the birth of the world’s only complete set of octuplets.
On Thursday, Nadya Suleman’s tribe–Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Narijah, Jonah, Josiah, Jeremiah, and Makai–turned three.
The kids celebrated their birthday earlier in the week with an aquatic themed bash at Seascape Kid Fun venue in Los Angeles. They dined on pizza, cupcakes and juice boxes.
After their highly publicized birth Jan. 26, 2009, their mother was crowned with the moniker “Octomom,” and was turned into a poster child in a debate about the excesses of assisted reproduction.
Suleman, a single mother, already had six other children and was the recipient of public assistance.
Her Beverly Hills fertility specialist, Dr. Michael Kamrava, had his medical license pulled in 2011 by the state medical board, which ruled that the doctor had violated professional standards by implanting Suleman with 12 embryos that she had kept in storage.
In an attempt to earn enough to keep up with the cost of raising 14 children, which Suleman estimates at $15,000 a month, the Octomom has starred in a reality show, participated in a boxing match against Amy Fisher, the “Long Island Lolita,” and posed for a bikini shot. She has also worked as a physical trainer and tried to start OctoTv, a web series that aimed to provide tips on mothering.
Suleman appeared on “The Wendy William Show” this week and revealed that she is losing her house.
By Emma Brown