I was reading the story of the octuplet mom and she explained her reason for wanting so many kids by saying, among other things, "...I just longed for certain connections and attachments with another person that I really lacked, I believe, growing up..." Ok, if you don't FIND this "connection" and "attachment" with the first child, what in the world makes you think you're going to find it with the next thirteen? More than likely this "connection" she's seeking is the same "connection" we all seek deep within us, that same longing we all have, which, unfortunately, that can't be filled by another person. But it would be great if it could.
I did find it rather contradictory of her to say "I'm providing for my own children" in one breath, then admit they're all living with her mother. That's hardly the same thing.
I would love to know how she paid for all those invitro sessions on disablity? They've bankrupted more than one working couple over one child, yet she's had several, all at the same clinic, so it's not like they didn't know she already HAD six kids. It's rather odd that she could even carry all those kids when she has serious enough back problems to be on disability.