The woman who gave birth to octuplets -- who miraculously seem to be healthy -- is apparently a single woman with six children under the age of seven. The octuplets were conceived with in vitro fertilization, using a sperm donor.
She lives with her parents, who declared bankruptcy just a year ago.
I believe the mother is to be commended for refusing to abort the babies once they were conceived, and I rejoice in their good health, but the strange circumstances of their conception are mind-boggling, to say the least.
There are many more questions here than answers, at least at this point, including whether the entire family is going to be living off of California taxpayers...
Saturday Update: The story just gets worse and worse...one of the octuplets' siblings is autistic, and the children's grandmother is not supportive and will be leaving when her daughter is released from the hospital.