Nadya Suleman’s family is buying a house in Orange County, Calif., that’s nearly twice as large as the one where Nadya, 33, lives with her six older children in Whittier. And the octuplets will have a free fleet of skilled nurses.
“She’s excited,” Suleman’s mother, Angela, told People magazine. “This is an old house and this new one will have a lot more space.”
The 2,583-foot four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in La Habra is “a good house for kids,” with a huge yard, Mike Patel of Prudential Realty told People magazine. “It’s a good house for a big family and there is room to add on more rooms.”
The house, listed at $564,900, has a short escrow that should close later this week, Patel said. He adds he represents the owner, who didn’t know the Suleman family before the deal came together. “They just happened to like this house,” Patel said. The official buyer is Nadya’s father, Ed Doud.
Nadya also accepted the invitation of Angels in Waiting, a nonprofit that will provide around-the-clock nurses once the babies are brought home over the next few weeks, according to Dr. Phil McGraw, who helped arranged the deal along with attorney Gloria Allred.
“Nadya realized that she had to make every effort to care for the octuplets as well as the six children at home in a way that proved that she understood the enormity and complexity of the task ahead,” said Dr. Phil, whose show will address the matter Tuesday and Wednesday.
The neonatal intensive care nurses specialize in premature infant developmental care, shared Linda Conforti West, CEO and founder of Angels in Waiting. The agency would have 14 nurses a day, four to five at a time, working around the clock, representatives recently told People magazine. Normally, they say, that kind of care would cost about $135,000 a month. The nurses’ salaries are paid by the organization.
The arrangement comes amid troubles at home. At least some of Nadya’s other children are angry over the impending arrival of the octuplets, Nadya told The Insider.
“[They’re] externalizing their anger. Internalizing it. They become more withdrawn and get a little more sad,” Nadya told the show. “One of my kids for a while, I noticed, he didn’t want to deal with the reality of what’s going on. I noticed some tears coming down his face. I held him for ten minutes and he held me back and that’s all he needed.”
As far as the babies’ father, Nadya claims that she paid him for the sperm donation. “A certain amount of money,” she said, “not too much but just enough so he knew that there were boundaries there. I wanted those boundaries to be really firm and know that this is a business arrangement.”