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Octomum Nadya Suleman Auctions Her Belongings To Raise Money

27/09/2010 15:35 | Updated 22 May 2015

Octomum Nadya Suleman held a yard sale on Saturday in a a bid to raise enough money to keep a roof over the heads of her 14 children.

The sale drew a crowd of more than 150 people and police were forced to shut off her street in La Habra, California, because more kept arriving.

Miss Suleman, 35, mother of the word's only surviving octuplets. is reportedly more than a month behind on her mortgage payments.

But she insist she has turned down lucrative offers to strip off for Playboy or to appear in an adult movie.

'I'm just trying to put my best foot forward and do what's best to save my home and feed my children,' she told RadarOnline. 'I will never pose nude to save my house.

'I'm a good mother and my kids come first. We will get through this,' she added.

The cash-strapped mother put everything up for sale, from an autographed nursing bra costing £12.60 ($20) to the 'Octofridge' that went for £54 ($85).

Also on offer were 14 tiny devil costumes the octuplets were dressed up in last Halloween, which sold for £32 ($50), a signed sonogram of the babies and the red bikini their mother wore for a magazine photo shoot showing off her post-pregnancy body.

Other items on the auction block included the sofa she sat on when she announced she was pregnant and a baby-sized 'time-out' chair given to her by Oprah Winfrey after she appeared on the daytime talk queen's show.

For £6 ($10), visitors could have their photos snapped with Ms Suleman, but

it cost £63 ($100) for the babies to be in the shot, as well.

'It's just a matter of survival,' said Ms Suleman. 'Food, shelter and clothing. There are financial troubles.'

'We're destitute right now, we're not doing well at all,' she said before the sale.

Although she will almost certainly have to go on welfare benefits, she said she will try to remain independent for as long as possible.

'I'm going to do everything I can possibly do not to go on welfare,' she told RadarOnline. 'I believe in my mind wholeheartedly that there's always a way.'

The babies, the world's first set of surviving octuplets, are now 19 months old. Miss Suleman already had six older children when she gave birth.

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