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Octomom babies turn a collective 24 years old today

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Octomom Nadya Suleman celebrated birthday number three with eight of her fourteen babies on Thursday.

The world's only complete set of octuplets were born to the single mother (who already had six children) by way of questionable reproduction assistance three years ago.

Suleman's Beverly Hills fertility specialist, Dr. Michael Kamrava, was relieved of his medical license last year by the state medical board that found "he had violated professional standards by implanting Suleman with 12 embryos she had kept in storage," notes the L.A. Times

Initial hospital costs drained hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars, and it is unknown if Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Jonah, Josiah, Jeremiah, Makai -- all with the middle name "Angel" -- will require long term care, as multiple birth children suffer a higher rate of health complications.

The mega mom starred in a reality show, boxed Amy Fischer, posed for photo shoots, worked as a fitness trainer, and tried to start a mothering web series called OctoTV, all in an unsuccessful effort to keep up with $15,000 per month costs of feeding, clothing and schooling 14 kids.

In a television interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky last December she said she'd fallen behind on her La Habra home payments, and was hoping to avoid foreclosure.

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