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Octuplets mother seeking donations on website

February 11, 2009 |  9:24 am

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Nadya Suleman, the Whittier mother of 2-week-old octuplets plus six other children whose finances have become a matter of national interest after it came out that taxpayers may pay millions for her children's care, now has a website where people can donate items to her children.

Website200 The website, thenadyasulemanfamily.com, invites visitors to "meet the octuplets" as well as to donate items, send wishes to the family or even give money directly using a credit card.

How Suleman can afford her huge family has become an issue in the weeks since she gave birth. She does not have a job, lives with her parents and had $50,000 in student loans.

Suleman has insisted in interviews with NBC that she will be able to support her 14 kids without government assistance. She said she could get by for a while on student loans and that she could support her family as soon as she finished graduate school.

"I'm not living off any taxpayer money," she said. "If I am, if it's food stamps, it's a temporary resource. And I was so reluctant. I very much so look forward to the day when I am not getting any kind of help with food stamps, which I believe will end when I graduate in about a year or year and a half."

--Jessica Garrison

Image: screenshot of thenadyasulemanfamily.com

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