Octomom Nadya Suleman Call Out Haters In Emotional Instagram Post, Shares Details of Her ‘Real Life’

There’s something strangely derogatory about the name “Octomom,” even if it is technically true.

Nadya Suleman found fame in 2009 when she gave birth to one of the world’s only surviving sets of octuplets. And perhaps most surprising of all? Those weren’t her only children. Suleman also had six other kids at home, all of whom were conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

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The sheer number of children that Nadya Suleman had at once called into question the ethics of her fertility doctor. But besides that, people were increasingly critical of Suleman for her involvement, especially when it was revealed that she was unemployed and using government assistance programs.

Through it all, Suleman insisted that she was just a loving mother doing the best she could. And now she has a strong message for haters who keep tormenting her family.

Octomom has been facing challenges every step of the way

Most people can’t fathom what it would be like to care for eight infants at once, never mind 14 kids all together. But it turns out that having an excessive amount of mouths to feed isn’t the only thing making Suleman’s life challenging.

After enduring years of criticism and outright hostility, Suleman shared an emotional, deeply personal message on Instagram this week. The short video showed a teenage boy playing in a sandbox. In the caption, Suleman identified the child as her son, Aidan.

Suleman’s post about her special needs son stopped haters in their tracks

Octomom Nadya Suleman didn’t mince words when she revealed the purpose of sharing the video.

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The primary reason for sharing the following post is to set strong boundaries with self entitled bullies, who have been harassing me and my family in our neighborhood. My past attempts to stand up for my family were apparently to no avail. Slashing my vans tires (within months of moving in), breaking my back headlights, pouring coffee all over my vehicle, leaving unwanted discriminatory notes on my van and property (still ongoing), and relentlessly filming my children, who do NOT want nor ask to be filmed, is unacceptable. This is my baby Aidan. He is 14 years old, severely autistic and requires total care. Aidan relies on me, his mom, to completely assist him in meeting all his needs in activities of daily living. Aidan is non-verbal, requires feeding, changing (he is not potty trained), bathing, and one to one supervision, as he has no safety awareness and would walk aimlessly into traffic. I, his mother, am, and always have been, his ONLY care provider. This “job” is my life (other than caring for 13 other children singlehandedly). My children are my LIFE. Aidan has been off two months for summer and attends a special needs school during the year. I love him with all my heart, and will care for him until I die. I drive Aidan and ALL my children in the same van you hatful, volatile humans vandalize and leave threatening letters on. Aidan is with my other children when you selfishly choose to film them with your iPhone or even have the audacity to fly a done above them with a camera pointed directly onto them. I chose to share about Aidan, who is both a blessing and challenge in my life, to provide a contextualization for you oblivious and condemnatory critics, who erroneously believe I am compartmentalized from my children. You violate me, you violate them. Enough is enough. #UsAgainstTheWorld #LeaveMyFamilyAlone #StopTheHate

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“This is my baby Aidan,” she wrote. “He is 14 years old, severely autistic and requires total care. Aidan relies on me, his mom, to completely assist him in meeting all his needs in activities of daily living.”

“Aidan is non-verbal, requires feeding, changing (he is not potty trained), bathing, and one to one supervision, as he has no safety awareness and would walk aimlessly into traffic. I, his mother, am, and always have been, his ONLY care provider.”

“This ‘job’ is my life (other than caring for 13 other children singlehandedly). My children are my LIFE. Aidan has been off two months for summer and attends a special needs school during the year. I love him with all my heart, and will care for him until I die,” she added.

Suleman recounts the horrible things people have done to her

Besides just verbal criticism, Suleman claims she was the victim of other types of harassment as well. She said, “Slashing my vans tires (within months of moving in), breaking my back headlights, pouring coffee all over my vehicle, leaving unwanted discriminatory notes on my van and property, and relentlessly filming my children, who do NOT want nor ask to be filmed, is unacceptable.”

Suleman decided to tell the world about her son so she could hopefully gain sympathy and understanding from those who would torment her.

 “I chose to share about Aidan, who is both a blessing and challenge in my life, to provide a contextualization for you oblivious and condemnatory critics, who erroneously believe I am compartmentalized from my children. You violate me, you violate them. Enough is enough.”

Hopefully, the haters get the message!