I am sick of this Nadya Suleman thing. I don’t want to fan the flames any further, but why hasn’t the media stepped in not to show Nadya body feeding one of the babies, but to drum up public support for the removal and adoption of these kids?
If Nadya had any maternal sense in her wretched body, she would have he courage to sign away her paternity rights and put the majority of those kids up for adoption TODAY. The longer she waits, the more difficult it will be to find families for the kids. Babies have a much higher rate of adoption than even slightly older children (toddlers and up), so she needs to give up the kids now while there is still a strong chance they can be adopted into loving homes. There is not a family in the US who doesn’t know about the octuplets. There are easily eight couples in the country waiting to adopt who can take all eight babies in, leaving Suleman the opportunity to pay better attention and care to the six children already in her home.
Disturbingly, Suleman’s demeanor is classic of the mentally ill. While many people think of crazy people running around in rags talking to themselves, there are a large number of the mentally ill who integrate well with society on a surface level. A year ago, before the octuplets, if you met Suleman on the street or in a grocery store, you would not think twice about her. However, now that she has been given far too many opportunities to express herself it is abundantly clear that she has some disorder or other. At the very least, she is narcissistic; below is a brief description of the symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, from the Mayo Clinic:
- Believing that you’re better than others
- Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
- Exaggerating your achievements or talents
- Expecting constant praise and admiration
- Believing that you’re special
- Failing to recognize other people’s emotions and feelings
- Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans
- Taking advantage of others
- Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior
- Being jealous of others
- Believing that others are jealous of you
- Trouble keeping healthy relationships
- Setting unrealistic goals
- Being easily hurt and rejected
- Having a fragile self-esteem
- Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional
Irrespective of Suleman’s mental health, she is acting irresponsibly in light of her children/s welfare. This is a child abuse case waiting to happen. When finally one or all of those children are seriously hurt, their pain and suffering will be on the hands of the media who, in the search of ratings, turned their horrid home life into a freak show. Instead, the myriad media outlets should have either A) left the whole situation alone for California Children’s Services to handle or B) looked for loving families to take care of the Suleman children. When the children are taken away, maybe tomorrow, maybe a month, maybe a year from now, I hope the media are there to remind people that these children are available for foster and adoptive care. The saddest thing would be for these children to fall through the cracks because the viewing public has lost interest in the Suleman train wreck.