Octo-mom Visits Her New Home

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Octuplet mother Nadya Suleman says she is busy getting ready to move to a new home, which will need to be inspected before two of her premature babies are released from the hospital.

 Suleman told TV talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw that she expects a social worker from the hospital to inspect the new home before any of the babies are released.

"Four (babies) are ready to be released but they never send more than two at a time home," Suleman said on Tuesday's "Dr. Phil" show. The other four babies will need to remain hospitalized for an unknown amount of time, she added.

Suleman's father is buying a 2,583-square-foot house in La Habra, about 20 miles east of Los Angeles. The four-bedroom, three-bath home was listed for $564,900, and has a large master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a large, fenced backyard.

Prudential Realty listing agent Mike Patel said the deal may close as soon as Tuesday.

On the show, Suleman said she would accept free, in-home, round-the-clock nursing for her 14 children from a nonprofit group called Angels in Waiting.

Suleman said she's excited and relieved to have accepted the offer, and said "a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders because it's 100 percent for my children."

McGraw said he had to mediate a squabble between Suleman's camp and the nursing providers, who are represented by lawyer Gloria Allred. Allred publicly made the offer for help on Angels in Waiting's behalf, and also complained publicly that she never got a response from Suleman.

According to McGraw, Allred caused distrust in Suleman because the lawyer simultaneously filed a request with child welfare officials to investigate the mother.

On the show, Allred said she filed the request because Suleman's own mother has said the 33-year-old woman can't take care of all her children.
 

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