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Octuplets' mom turns down offer of a home and nursing care

February 27, 2009 | 11:51 am

Octuplets' mom Nadya Suleman has turned down an offer of a home and 24-hour pediatric nursing care, attorney Gloria Allred said this morning during an appearance on CBS' "The Early Show."

The nonprofit Angels in Waiting volunteer nurses "would have provided 24/7 care along with developmental specialists, early intervention professionals, wraparound services for -- and individualized care for -- all these babies," Allred said on the show.

"And I have to say that she did not accept our offer. And a home would have been provided. All 14 could have been kept together, the siblings as well. There would have been no burden on the taxpayers. Instead, now, it may be that the taxpayers are going to have to foot the bill for all of this."

Allred, who has also filed a complaint with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, had asked Suleman to respond by Thursday. Allred will be holding a news conference at 2 p.m.

Suleman's publicist could not be reached for comment.

-- Kimi Yoshino

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