For every Kate Gosselin of the world, there is a Nadya "Octomom" Suleman.
In Gosselin's case, she was married when she became pregnant with sextuplets. After their birth, she had a total of eight kids, and TLC followed the family in their rural Pennsylvania home.
Despite the cancelling of that show, people still continue to keep up with Kate and her 8, but the world has been less inviting of Nadya Suleman and her brood of 14, including a set of octuplets. Today marks the eight kids' third birthday.
Many were horrified when the un-married mother of six gave birth to another eight children. All of her children had been conceived through in-vitro fertilization. An investigation into the fertility doctor who did all of her treatments followed which resulted in him losing his license due to "gross negligence."
There were once rumors that Suleman was scouting her own reality show, but it didn't seem like anyone was interested in following the mother of 14 and her brood. As a result, Suleman struggles to provide for her kids. From time-to-time, she makes appearances on talk shows, but has failed to gain America's positive attention.
What are your thoughts on Octomom? The consensus seems to be that she is selfish and was only thinking of herself when she chose to have so many embryos implanted. It was not as if she wasn't aware that she would be unable to provide for them financially, but went ahead and did it anyway. Do you think this was simply a ploy to gain public attention?
Â© Corrina Jean