In 2009, California resident Nadia Suleman became famous throughout the world after becoming the mother of eight babies. And not so long ago, her children celebrated their 13th birthday. And here’s what they look like now.
Nadia always dreamed of having children. Already at the age of 21, she wanted to become a mother. However, there were difficulties with ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴏɴ. She had already decided on I.V.F, but Nadia’s husband was categorical: the offspring should appear naturally and nothing else. On the basis of these disagreements, the couple separated, and later Nadia did I.V.F alone.
In 2001, her first son was born. The happy mother named the baby Elijah, and just a year later she gave birth to his sister, Amera. After that, Nadya gave birth to four more: twins and two more of the same age.
However, the American did not stop at six children, because she still had 12 ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs left. She again went to the reproductive specialist. As the mother-heroine herself says, they clearly did not understand each other with the doctor: she wanted twins, and he planted all 12 ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏs in her. As a result, eight of them took root, and a few years later, the unfortunate doctor was deprived of his medical license.
In the 31st week of pregnancy, Nadia had a ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. 46 doctors and nurses were on duty in the ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ room, they helped six boys and two girls see the light. So Nadya became a unique single mother with 14 children, getting the nickname “octoma”.
Now the financial question arose: a horde of children had to be supported for something. At first, Suleman was helped by charitable organizations and simply caring people. For some time, she even had a show on television, but Nadia’s creative potential with such a load was not enough for a long time – the audience quickly lost interest in monotonous everyday stories.
However, Nadia was not one of those who would sit idly by. Mom took on any job. Out of desperation, she turned to ᴀᴅᴜʟᴛ ꜰɪʟᴍs and sᴛʀɪᴘᴛᴇᴀsᴇ, and participated in dubious photo shoots and TV shows. But this is not what she dreamed of, and what an example for children.
Tired of penny earnings and notoriety, Suleman decided seven years ago to end the past. She graduated from college and got a job as a family therapist. And in 2014, a full-length picture with her participation was released.
I must say, the mother of many children was often ᴄʀɪᴛɪᴄɪᴢᴇᴅ. She managed to give birth to children, but she did not learn how to provide. But Nadia still persevered and did not give up. Despite the fact that many find it difficult to take care of even two children, this brave woman has learned to cope with fourteen.
True, she has to get up at dawn every day to cook breakfast for her beloved crowd, as well as help with her studies and daily life. At the same time, Nadia rarely manages to sleep more than three hours a night. But all the difficulties, according to the supermother, are trifles compared to the emotions that close people give her.
By the way, the “octoma” looks extremely good, despite so many pregnancies and childbirths. She is constantly involved in sports – she manages to go to the gym and run marathons and often in the company of children. Plus, she’s vegan. And the children also adopted her way of eating – according to Nadia, of their own free will. She just doesn’t have time for her personal life. And, perhaps, it is not easy to find a hero who agrees to lead such an unusual family.
And here is how the mother of the twins congratulated them on the occasion of their birthday:
“Happy 13th birthday to Nariyah, Isaiah, Maliyah, Jeremiah, Noah, Josiah, Jonah and Makai! You are all growing into some of the most kind, humble, grateful and loving human beings I have ever known. Each of you possess rare and unique characteristics, and are unlike any other child your age, particularly in our society today.
You are selfless, altruistic, non-materialistic and loving, fearing, followers of the God. I have never seen children who love and want to serve others (particularly those less fortunate), so boldly and confidently like each and every one of you do. You are not followers of this shallow world, but of a God that created and loves you unconditionally. I don’t know what I could possibly have done to deserve being blessing so bountifully.”