House Mess Blocks Octuplet Homecoming

Disappointed inspectors come up with list of necessary work
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 12, 2009 5:21 AM CDT
Unidentified men move out of a house in La Habra, Calif., that Prudential Realty listing agent Mike Patel said was being purchased by Nadya Suleman's father Ed Doud.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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(Newser) – Octuplet mom Nadya Suleman has been given a list of work that must be done on her new four-bedroom home before her babies can leave the hospital, said disappointed inspectors from Kaiser Permanente, reports Radar. The news was a major setback for the hoped-for homecoming this week for two of the babies. Suleman didn't bother showing up for the inspection of the house, where carpeting and kitchen tiles are torn up, reveals a Radar video.

House stairs must be rebuilt, new banisters created, storage cabinets installed and safety features provided, including a guard on the fireplace, according to a spokeswoman. Inspectors were surprised Suleman skipped yesterday's inspection and have demanded she appear for another one today. The unemployed single mom said on a video blog yesterday that she—and not her parents—paid for the new house. A real estate agent said Suleman's father bought the house.
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