Octuplet Mother Happy To Be Single Mom

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2009 5:01 PM CST
The home of the Southern California woman who gave birth to octuplets this week is seen in Whittier, Calif. on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – The mother who recently gave birth to octuplets did so determined to raise them as a single parent, Us magazine reports. "She did have boyfriends. She did have someone who really wanted to get married," said the mother of Nadya Suleman. But those relationships just didn't work out. "She just wanted to do whatever she is doing by herself," said Angela Suleman.

Nadya's decision to have in vitro fertilization even though she already has six kids didn't sit well with her parents. "Her dad was extremely upset at her when he found out she did that again, and so was I," said Angela. Still, she considers her daughter a good mom. "She loves her children and she tries to provide the best she can for them." As for the new names, don't ask Grandma. "I really don't know all the names—there are quite a few."