facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Hospital may not release octuplets to mom

Feb. 25, 2009 at 11:35 AM   |   Comments

BELLFLOWER, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Nadya Suleman, mother of new octuplets, is concerned a California hospital will not release her new children to her, TV star Phil McGraw says.

McGraw, host of the "Dr. Phil" TV show, said Suleman fears the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower, Calif., may retain custody of her eight babies unless she improves her living situation, the Los Angeles Times said Wednesday.

Suleman already had six children and was living at her mother's house when she gave birth to the octuplets Jan. 26.

"What she is telling me is that unless and until she has a better living arrangement, that they are not likely to release the children to her," McGraw said, referring to the hospital.

McGraw had no specific details regarding what standards Suleman may be expected to meet to obtain custody of her octuplets.

Jim Anderson, Kaiser Permanente Southern California director of media relations, told the Times hospital staff typically dispenses advice and support when dealing with multiple births.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Ukraine: Troop movements will no longer be publicized after Russian attacks
2
Federal judge strikes down polygamy ban in Utah
3
High-ranking Chicago police officer charged with putting gun in man's mouth
4
Islamic State claims mass execution of 250 Syrian soldiers
5
Search expands for pilot of crashed U.S. military jet in rural Virginia
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback