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Octuplets' Mom Wants $2M to Tell Her Story: Report



    The small Whittier house where the mother of octuplets lives with her parents.

    BELLFLOWER, Calif. -- The Southern California woman who gave birth to octuplets last week is seeking to sell her story for $2 million, according to reports.

    According to published reports, Nadya Suleman, who remains hospitalized, plans to talk to Oprah Winfrey and Diane Sawyer this week as part of her plan to raise money to care for the brood.

    The octuplets turned a week old Monday at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center. The six boys and two girls -- whose names have not yet been released -- were born weighing between 1 pound, 8 ounces and 3 pounds, 4 ounces.

    Suleman had been living with her mother, who has expressed exasperation at what she called her daughter's obsession with children. All 14 children are the product of the same sperm donor -- a translator working in Iraq.

    According to the Times of London, Suleman hired the Killeen Furtney Group on Friday to seek out paying appearances or to market her story.

    Company president Joann Killeen called Suleman "the most sought after mom in the world right now" and that she had received a flood of offers for book deals and TV appearances.

    This week, the octuplets became the longest-surviving bunch in U.S. history.

    "This has been a very good week for the babies. It is always satisfying to be able to see a baby that was born premature continue to get stronger every day," said Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente's Bellflower Medical Center. "It's what I have dedicated myself to doing -- giving premature babies the best care possible -- and I love it."

    The country's first set of octuplets was born to Nkem Chukwu of Texas on Dec. 20, 1998. A week later, the tiniest of the infants died of heart and lung failure. The baby, named Odera, weighed only 10.3 ounces at birth. The surviving seven siblings celebrated their 10th birthday in December.

    Times of London: "Octuplets’ mother wants Oprah to turn her into a $2m TV star"