Octuplet Mom Turns Down Free, 24-Hour Child Care

Starts video diary to explain her side of story
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2009 1:45 PM CST
This file image orignally made from a 2006 video provided by KTLA shows Nadya Suleman looking at a ultrasound of her unborn twins at an in-vitro fertilization clinic in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/KTLA)
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(Newser) – Nadya Suleman has rejected an offer from a nonprofit group for free, 24-hour care for her 14 kids, the Los Angeles Times reports. The group’s founder says Suleman lost interest when it vetoed a reality show based around their care, but Suleman disputes that in a video diary for Radar, saying she was concerned she’d have to move the kids.

Asked about reports she was interested in reality TV, Suleman replied, “That’s actually a lie. … I personally believe it’s kind of a form of exploitation, depending on how it’s done. Documentary is different.” Suleman’s also begun a hand-written blog, in which she reveals that she’d only learned her father would be going on Oprah minutes before he left home.