Nadya Suleman, the single mother of newborn octuplets, is using the Internet to help support her family of 14 children. She's started a Web site seeking donations.
Her New Web Site
Look, she accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal.
In her interview with Ann Curry she also said she is not "on welfare," which is a bit of a semantic dodge, because it turns out she's receiving both food stamps and Social Security payments for three of her children who suffer from unspecified disabilities. She also said she plans to "support" her family with federally guaranteed student loans while she pursues a master's in counseling. (One tries to imagine receiving therapy from this woman, but the mind refuses to form the requisite image.)
A spokesman for the San Francisco office of the Social Security Administration, said that a single parent with no income qualifies for up to $793 a month for each child with a physical or mental condition that results in "marked or severe functional limitations". Suleman's 3 disabled children received the maximum payment, she would get nearly $2,900 a month in state and federal assistance, including the food stamps.
Despite those who feel compelled to offer donations to Suleman, it appears taxpayers in California will undoubtedly shoulder a part of her family's financial burden.
I personally don't think she did a smart thing. Who am I to judge.
What's your thoughts on this gal's situation?
Happy Friday Eve!