Good morning! Here’s a sexy photo of Octomom Nadya Suleman just eight days before she popped out those famous octuplets. If you live in California, whether you like it or not, you are going to help pay for her and her fourteen little angels!
Nadya, who lives with her parents and six other children in a three bedroom home in Los Angeles, currently receives food stamps and government aid for three of her six older children who range in age from two to seven. One is autistic, another has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a third experienced a mild speech delay with “tiny characteristics of autism.”
In California, a low-income family can receive Social Security payments of up to $793 a month for each disabled child. Three Sulemans totals $2,379.
The Suleman octuplets’ medical costs have not been revealed, but Kaiser Permanente, where the babies were born, has filed for Medi-Cal aid to cover the costs. In 2006, the average cost for a premature baby’s hospital stay in California was $164,273, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For octuplets that’s a grand total of $1.3 million!
Once the octuplets leave the hospital, the Suleman family will be an expensive bunch to raise. For a single mother, the cost of raising fourteen children through age seventeen ranges from $1.3 million to $2.7 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.