Octuplet Grandma: Her Need for Kids 'Not Normal'

Mom of 14 begged for siblings as only child
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2009 9:49 AM CST
Araceli Castro, who identified herself as a nanny, talks to reporters on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009 as she arrives at the Whittier, Calif. home of a woman who gave birth to octuplets.   (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)
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(Newser) – The path that led Nadya Suleman to become mother to a whopping 14 kids traces back to her upbringing as an only child, her own mother tells Us magazine. “She always blamed me for only having her. She was always upset I didn‘t have more,” Angela Suleman said, adding that Nadya started planning her large family as a teenager. “She wanted children so much that it was almost not normal.”