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Angels in Waiting and Gloria Allred Offer to Help Octo-Mom Nadya Suleman
Associated Content ^ | 2/20/09 | Hartley Engel

Posted on 02/20/2009 7:43:19 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta

Attorney Gloria Allred has injected herself into the wildly controversial story of octo-mom Nadya Suleman.

According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Gloria Allred and Angels in Waiting foundation founder Linda West-Conforti are offering to provide free housing, counseling and medical servicesAngels in Waiting Offers to Help Octo-Mom Nadya Suleman to the Suleman family for at least six months.

Prior to the Angels in Waiting offer, Gloria Allred tried to help the octuplets in another way.

Gloria Allred feels, as do many, that it may not be in the best interest of the children to stay with Nadya Suleman and that she therefore ought to be investigated.

To that end, Allred filed a complaint with the California Department of Children and Family Services. On the same day, however, Linda West-Conforti e-mailed Suleman with her offer.

Now West-Conforti and Allred have apparently joined forces to force Suleman's hand.

The Angels in Waiting offer is yet another plot twist in what has become one of the most talked-about stories of the year.

When the story of the birth of the California octuplets first broke, the media understandably jumped on it, as it was only the second time that eight babies have ever been born at one time in the United States.

In order for the offer to stay on the table, Nadya Suleman must agree to it by next Thursday.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: octuplets

Gloria Allred

1 posted on 02/20/2009 7:43:20 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

What a surprise. There was a camera, there’s Gloria!


2 posted on 02/20/2009 7:44:52 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
The Perfect Storm of publicity whoredom.

Great.

3 posted on 02/20/2009 7:45:28 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
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4 posted on 02/20/2009 7:46:58 PM PST by He who knoweth not his name
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To: brytlea

Another ambulance chaser!! If there wasnt money to be made, you can bet she wouldnt be there!!


5 posted on 02/20/2009 7:47:10 PM PST by mrsalty
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Does this media wh*re Allred work for the DCS or something? How did she manage to insert herself into this? Disgusting. Sick of a society ruled by attorneys!!


6 posted on 02/20/2009 7:47:28 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle (I will not gird my loins for Joe Biden.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Somebody please pound Gloria Allred into the ground like a tent peg.


7 posted on 02/20/2009 7:47:29 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Honestly I’m kinda glad. As pathetic as the baby factory is, I don’t want to see the children split up.


8 posted on 02/20/2009 7:48:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta; brytlea; RichInOC; mrsalty

A headscratcher if ever there was one.

On the one hand, Gloria Allred is clearly hogging the limelight as usual.

On the other, it seems that she might really be trying to help Octomom (temporarily) and try to coax her to give up the kids.

Things that make you go: hmmmmm.


9 posted on 02/20/2009 7:50:09 PM PST by sinanju
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To: cripplecreek

Will Octo-mom accept the offer? She’s too busy shopping right now to think it over...


10 posted on 02/20/2009 7:50:47 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: cripplecreek

Because being raised in a litter by an idiot is good for babies?


11 posted on 02/20/2009 7:50:59 PM PST by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Last I heard, the Octomom was shopping for a $million home. Why would she need these losers? She is already drawing her government check plus some mystery bucks (someone paid for the in-vitro treatments that resulted in 8 babies).

Where’s the daddies? 6 kids before the octuplets...


12 posted on 02/20/2009 7:52:30 PM PST by TheBattman (Pray for our country....)
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To: bboop
Because being raised in a litter by an idiot is good for babies?

I'll just let your brilliant comment stand all by itself.
13 posted on 02/20/2009 7:53:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: sinanju

Why would someone undergo fertility treatments and in-vitro, carrying octuplets for months, to then give them up? Motivated by money?


14 posted on 02/20/2009 7:53:41 PM PST by TheBattman (Pray for our country....)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

she looks more like her soul old, ugly and dark.


15 posted on 02/20/2009 7:55:08 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Ms. Alred, first you want to kill them, then you want to sponsor them. Please describe the thought process that produced this “progression”.


16 posted on 02/20/2009 7:57:14 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Anything to keep the ugly mug in the paper.
17 posted on 02/20/2009 8:03:37 PM PST by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: cripplecreek

Allred and the Angels organization are both motivated by money. The amount of money the Angels want to spend on caregivers is outrageous.. they are trying to out do the OctoMom in cashing in on these babies.
They are no better than her.
The Grand parents however do show a level of caring and should be listened to.
I’m all for protecting children, but do not have ANY faith in government doing so. Family first. If family can’t do it, then look at alternatives, but the gov’t needs to get the heck out of family matters.


18 posted on 02/20/2009 8:06:15 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
I'd peg these two out as a Gay Day Parade on the advisory system:


19 posted on 02/20/2009 8:06:21 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: TheBattman

I heard that the home OctoMom (the medicated muzzie welfare mom)is on the short list for is $1.25 million, in Whittier, CA. It has 4 bedrooms and a pool.

Not bad, huh?


20 posted on 02/20/2009 8:07:55 PM PST by gaijin
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To: TheBattman
"Where’s the daddies? 6 kids before the octuplets..."

Not daddies. All the children had the same sperm doner. He was supposedly a friend who agreed to supply his sperm.

21 posted on 02/20/2009 8:15:35 PM PST by Spunky ((You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences))
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To: cripplecreek
As pathetic as the baby factory is, I don’t want to see the children split up.

I couldn't disagree more! If there were any semblance of a stable family, there might be a chance for those kids, but their mother is a media grabber, and frankly, I wouldn't be surprised to find she was trying to have even more at some point in the future.

Those babies could be adopted out, with the stipulation that if, when they're 16 or older, they ever wanted look for their siblings, or their mother, their adoptive parents would have the information for them to contact the proper authorities.

I frankly think it's disgusting that the media is crawling all over the story, willing to give this woman whatever she wants. She did this as a publicity stunt hoping to cash in and make some big bucks. She's just using those babies as her ticket to the big time.

22 posted on 02/20/2009 8:20:21 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: gaijin
"$1.25 million, in Whittier, CA. It has 4 bedrooms and a pool."

"Not bad, huh?"

Do you have any idea what a $1.25 million house in Calif is like? Well it's not much. I had a house in Calif that sold new for $32,000 in 69. Sold for $132,000 in 79. Now would be about a million. Anyway the wood was so green and as it dryed out it twisted. So the builders came along and cut the studs in half then cleated them straight. Then there is black tar paper put on the outside and chicken wire and a thin coat of stucco. Usually no insulation and just sheet rock inside. The prices of houses in Calif are way inflated.

23 posted on 02/20/2009 8:25:54 PM PST by Spunky ((You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences))
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I pray something good for the children comes out of this whole sordid mess.


24 posted on 02/20/2009 9:48:07 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Spunky

But what about the other 6 children?

And I still haven’t heard who paid for the in-vitro procedure. It ain’t cheap!


25 posted on 02/20/2009 9:54:49 PM PST by TheBattman (Pray for our country....)
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To: Spunky

But even in California, the home prices are reversing - in a big way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_F7l3_6KCo


26 posted on 02/20/2009 9:58:35 PM PST by TheBattman (Pray for our country....)
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To: TheBattman
someone paid for the in-vitro treatments that resulted in 8 babies

I read that she's been receiving over $168,000 in disability payments because of a work-related back injury in 1999.

27 posted on 02/21/2009 4:35:29 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: sinanju
On the one hand, Gloria Allred is clearly hogging the limelight as usual. On the other, it seems that she might really be trying to help Octomom (temporarily) and try to coax her to give up the kids.

I doubt if Octo-mom can be coaxed into anything. If she doesn't accept this offer, child protective services will have to monitor the care she gives those babies. Once they get involved, I don't see how they'll let her keep the kids without giving proper care.

28 posted on 02/21/2009 4:43:05 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Lorianne

I agree...


29 posted on 02/21/2009 5:38:36 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: cripplecreek
As pathetic as the baby factory is, I don’t want to see the children split up.

Eventually there may be no way to avoid it.

30 posted on 02/21/2009 5:43:27 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: mrsalty

Exactly.


31 posted on 02/21/2009 2:27:47 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m not going to say absolutely yes or no, but I don’t think that 8 same aged children will ever get enough attention if they are raised altogether. Human babies were never meant to be raised in large same age cohorts. On the other hand, I do understand wanting them to be together. It’s a quandary.


32 posted on 02/21/2009 2:29:56 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: brytlea
I don’t think that 8 same aged children will ever get enough attention if they are raised altogether.

Especially in Nadya Suleman's situation as it is now with no extended family, friends, or church....

Plus her parents are already overwhelmed.

This is a good offer for her right now, and I hope she says yes.

33 posted on 02/21/2009 4:18:35 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Why does Gloria Allred look like a sorry twin of Nancy Pelosi?


34 posted on 02/21/2009 4:34:20 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

They definitely have a lot in common...


35 posted on 02/22/2009 4:08:35 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

For the kid’s sake. But something tells me she won’t.


36 posted on 02/22/2009 12:30:14 PM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Adopt the babies out to loving normal families that can afford to give them a dad and a mom, a house, their own room, medical insurance, a childhood, a college education and a faith, either Jewish or Christian and you will have done a good thing.


37 posted on 02/22/2009 12:33:52 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: yldstrk

See the website for Angels in Waiting. They are NOT in it for the money, they want to be there for the babies, to make sure they survive this horrible mother.

http://www.angelsinwaitingusa.org/


38 posted on 03/10/2009 8:50:36 AM PDT by dcf
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