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Octuplets mom accepts childcare help, may be moving to bigger house

March 9, 2009 |  3:17 pm

How is octuplets mother Nadya Suleman going to care for 14 children?

That's been the question many have asked since she gave birth to the babies in January -- in part because she is single, has no job, receives some public assistance and lives with her parents.

But Suleman has apparently agreed to receive some help. Appearing on the "Dr. Phil" show, Suleman said she has accepted an offer from Angels in Waiting to provide child care. Suleman had earlier rejected the group's offer.

According to a statement from "Dr. Phil," Angels in Waiting will "initially will be providing around-the-clock services of skilled neonatal intensive care nurses who specialize in premature infant developmental care. Psychological and physical early therapies to help enhance all of the children's growth and well-being will also be provided."

The octuplets remain at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower, and it's unclear when they will come home. According to the statement, Angels in Waiting will also help Suleman set up her house. It's unclear where the family will live, but TMZ.com reported today that she is purchasing a large home in La Habra, not far from her parents' home in Whittier.

The statement said that Angels in Waiting's "childcare will be completely transparent, so that Kaiser Permanente and Child Protective Services will see that Nadya is seriously committed to her family."

-- Shelby Grad and Kimi Yoshino

Previously on L.A. Now

Octuplets case prompts calls for fertility regulations

Whittier police and Suleman: before and after she added 8

Octuplets story is a huge draw for website for moms by moms

Man wants DNA test to see if he is octuplets' father

Father of octuplets' mother calls her "absolutely irresponsible"

Octuplets' mother gets a giant babysitting offer

House where octuplets' mom lives is in danger of foreclosure

Octuplets' mom identifies her fertility clinic in Beverly Hills

Octuplets story takes surreal turns, including You Tube video