A comprehensive Nadya Suleman biography
As with anyone who suddenly appears in the national spotlight, a lot of questions have been raised about the background and bio of Nadya Suleman. Many people wonder what kind of person would have 14 children while living on public assistance. Luckily, taking a look at Ms. Suleman’s background can answer a lot of these questions.
Nadya Suleman, who is currently 33 years old, was born in Fullerton, California, and has lived for her entire life in southern California, living in La Puente, Hacienda Heights, and Rowland Heights as she was growing up.
After graduating from high school in La Puente, Nadya Suleman got a psychiatric technician’s license and went to work at Metropolitan State Hospital, a mental hospital in Norwalk, California. In 1999, during a patient riot at the hospital, Ms. Suleman sustained a back injury, for which she claimed disability. She later amended her disability claim to include depression related to being unable to work. Since her initial disability filing, Nadya Suleman has received over $160,000 in disability payments, which in conjunction with the food stamps Ms. Suleman receives has allowed her to support herself despite being unemployed.
While on disability, Nadya Suleman enrolled at California State University at Fullerton, and completed a bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent development. Although she was pursuing a masters degree in counseling from the same institution, she left the program after becoming pregnant with her octuplets.
Prior to her most recent pregnancy, Nadya Suleman had six children, ranging from 2 years old to 7 years old, including a set of twins. All of these children were conceived via in vitro fertilization, just as the octuplets were.
So what does Nadya Suleman’s bio tell us about her? It shows us someone who has been on support from the government and from her parents for most of her adult life, as well as someone who potentially suffers from chronic depression. Ms. Suleman told a psychologist that she was suicidal while she was attempting to conceive her first child. If anything, we at least see someone who has made it her sole mission life to have children.
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