Last month, California single mother Nadya Suleman made history when she gave birth to only the second set of live octuplets ever
. The babies, born through in vitro fertilization, join Suleman's six other kids bring her total brood to 14.
But while some large families are celebrated ("John and Kate Plus Eight," the Duggars, etc.), Suleman and her children have been the object of intense scrutiny -- she's been called crazy and opportunistic
. Suleman told Ann Curry on the Today Show
that she believes she's being criticized because she's a single mother and unemployed, but says that when she's finished with her master's degree in couseling she'll be able to support her kids.
In the meantime, she's "loving them unconditionally and accepting them unconditionally. I'll stop my life for them and be present for them ... and how many parents do that?"
UPDATE: Nadya's own mother, Angela has spoken out against her decision to have the octuplets
, saying that "The truth is Nadya's not capable of raising 14 children." She went on to say that, "To have them all is unconscionable to me. She really really has no idea what she's doing to her children and to me."Tell us:
Is Suleman selfish or should she be left alone?