Kate Gosselin Calls Children "Disabled" in Desperate Bid For State Services

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It might seem hard to believe, but Kate Gosselin has just hit a new low.

A new book claims Gosselin had kids so she could become famous, and an excerpt from the tell-all that reveals Kate's attempts to pawn her kids off on the state seems to only corroborate that.

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Author and outspoken Gosselin critic Robert Hoffman has said that his book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World, would expose Kate as a bully, scam artist, and abusive mom.

It now seems he's made good on that promise:

The book includes a letter written by Gosselin in 2005 as part of her effort to receive free childcare from the state of Pennsylvania. One alarming passage reads:

"We have eight children, four years old and younger. Our six youngest are 11 months old. In a sense our children (our six 11 month olds) are disabled."

So according to the version of events in Hoffman's book, Kate took fertility drugs in order to help her become famous and use her kids for fame and financial gain.

Kate was then shocked to learn that raising eight children is a difficult task and self-diagnosed her children as disabled in order to obtain state services for which she was ineligible.

The book also includes a letter from Pennsylvania State Sen. Michael A. O'Pake who says she asked to him to "personally review this case so that a compassionate and just result could be obtained."

Yes, apparently the words "compassionate" and "just" are in Kate's vocabulary! Who would've guessed?

That Kate Gosselin Look
Doesn't it just make you a little bit ill? Yes, we thought so.

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She has to be the most Undateable woman in the country.

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Some of you folks really need to get your own mental health check. Something seriously wrong with you spewing such vitriol over a stranger that has nothing to do with you. The Gosselins already had assistance from the state because ALL citizens born before a certain pregnancy mark are considered eligible for certain services to try to mitigate physical and mental issues cause by prematurity. Kate was applying in the hopes of extending this coverage beyond one year. At one year, Pennsylvania obviously requires a higher level of disability to continue the assistance. She was doing exactly what a mom should do - advocate for her children. This assistance is not 'pawning her kids on the government' any more than you sending your kids to regular school is pawning them on the government. Those kids are citizens and eligible for help. As to the other issues, it's hardly your business to concern yourself about their marital problems. Kate was as much at fault for killing that marriage as Jon was. It is actually common for the stress of a higher order multiples to cause an end to a marriage. The Gosselins are not the exception. They are the rule.

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@ July

Agree completely. I'm not a big fan of the Gosselins... at all, BUT I'm not really sure what this vendetta is about. My guess is that Yahoo is being paid by the publisher?

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@ July

I think you are totally right. I do not think Kate is a bad mom but she is painted in a bad light. People want to judge her and they do not even know her. As per Jon, I dont know them or the situation personally so I cant judge, and neither should anyone else.

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@ July

Sell your site somewhere else, ok?

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She could not have known that she would get pregnant with six babies. You have a less than 1% chance of conceiving triplets or more on clomid. The guy who wrote that book is a pig with no basis for hating her.

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@ Denise

I really wish this article had thumbs up buttons!

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I am no fan of Kate Gosselin...but this was a long time ago and if I had 6 newborn babies and 2 older twins...I would be desperate, too. A lot of people try and bend the truth a little to extend nursing help in the home.

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And what, pray tell, do you want this woman to do? Her joke of an ex-husband recently allowed his children to participate in her upcoming show in exchange for having his child support arrearages dropped!! Boy that was hard, huh??? So many people have portrayed her as an egotistical ass but you know what..at least she is trying to provide for those kids...he certainly has no intention of doing so! As far as her working as a nurse...she could not possibly make enough to support eight children..i'm a RN and our salaries aren't that good!!! Anyway, who would watch all those kids!!! Certainly not Jon...he's not vested in their lives from what it appears. From what I can see she is keeping them clean, fed, educated, and stimulated. So easy to pass judgement when you're on the "outside looking in"!!

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And what, pray tell, do you want this woman to do? Her joke of an ex-husband recently allowed his children to participate in her upcoming show in exchange for having his child support arrearages dropped!! Boy that was hard, huh??? So many people have portrayed her as an egotistical ass but you know what..at least she is trying to provide for those kids...he certainly has no intention of doing so! As far as her working as a nurse...she could not possibly make enough to support eight children..i'm a RN and our salaries aren't that good!!! Anyway, who would watch all those kids!!! Certainly not Jon...he's not vested in their lives from what it appears. From what I can see she is keeping them clean, fed, educated, and stimulated. So easy to pass judgement when you're on the "outside looking in"!!

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This idiot woman was a complete NOBODY before they decided to make a reality show about her 8 children, who the fk has 8 kids ????? Unless you are wealthy and philathropic and can afford to clothe feed andeducate them. Dumb a rse broke stupid woman, all she ever did was yell at the kids and relentlessly broke the husbands gonads, just awful. Now she is broke and she is parading out those bratty asian mixed looking kids again ????????? who the FKKK watches this nonsense? captive audience at the nursing home?????

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@ jim snozzle

It isn't YOUR decision how many children a couple has As long as the kids are raised with love and can be decent law abiding individuals it isn't up to you. Your colorful language tells the rest of us that you didn't learn that. Concerning John and his contribution to them, he pays child support but that is really ALL.
That tells the rest of us he is the" broke arse stupid guy" in the relationship. He doesn't do what Kate does for the children although he SHOULD we can all see he doesn't seem to care about them the way their mother does. You might not LIKE Kate but she is the reason the kids are doing so well right now. Get your facts straight before you embarass yourself any more than you already have with this comment. You cant really expect anyone to agree with your way of thinking. Its kind of irrational.....

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@ Paj

Yawn. Yeah right, Kate.

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@ Paj

No it isn't my decision how many children a couple have. BUT why should taxpayers/society pay for imo irresponsible decisions? In Kate's case, she was offered selective reduction and SHE chose to carry all 6/7 fetuses. Therefore KATE (and Jon) should be responsible for providing for the children. NOT taxpayers or reality television. Kate and Jon period!

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IVF is NOT natural. It should be illegal. Second, Gosselin is an attention whore and her attempt to pass off her crotchfruit as being autistic so she can get state money is an insult to those who really have autism.

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@ Yesyou

I am glad that you think you are qualified to judge what is and isn't natural. Some people have only a few options to have children and this is one of them. You don't really KNOW these people and therefore do not know for certain that she wants attention through this means. I feel certain that if you were faced with the dilemma that she has to face daily that you would not be so critical. It never ceases to amaze me what people will say when it comes to what others do when in reality is isn't an of their business. Secondly,,,children are not "crotcfruit" in any way. Do you have children and see them as that ? if you do then you should not have children or be allowed to be around children.
You don't really LIVE with the Gosselins or knowany of the specifics they face daily so really you cant speak with any real knowledge concerning what Kate does or for the decisions she makes concerning hem. Opinions are like a$$holes and you seem to be one of them, unfortunately. I pity you to be honest...your attitude stinks and you are a sad excuse for a human being if you really feel the way you expressed to the rest of us. Children are precious no matter how one looks at it.

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@ Yesyou

By the way, i hope you turn down medications if you end up with cancer, diabetes or heart disease, because they're not natural. Idiot.

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@ Yesyou

She didn't use ivf you moron. She used clomid and iui. There's a less than 1% chance of conceiving triplets with that combination. It was not her fault she ended up pregnant with so many.

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@ Yesyou

Really? Some people can't have kids "naturally" Ivf is natural for those people because of health problems that prevent them or past surgeries. Idiot!

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Robert Hoffman, huh? Never heard of this 'author' before. To all of you haters. Kate and Jon were happily married with twins. She is a trained medical professional, an RN. They decided mutually that they wanted just one more child, and never did they believe they would have twins again. She did not ask for this. It almost killed her, it was extremely dangerous for her and the baby. My child has special needs, he is gorgeous and brilliant... but he is still a special needs child. YOU are NOT raising her children are you? You do not have their medical files right? I am betting this guy doesn't either. So hate her if you want to, but for her situation which was neither deserved or sought out, I think she is holding herself and her family together just fine. I have two kids and half the time I lose my mind from raising them. I am telling you If I had 8 kids, I would be accepting and asking for help from anyone and anywhere! Maybe I a weak... but I am just don't let pride get in the way of accepting or asking for help we me or my children need it. No one will buy this stupid gossip book, hope his publishers do not waste too much paper printing it out.

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@ stephie117

Stephie, thank you for being a voice of reason. People forget that unlike octo mom, she was just wanting a baby. She was blessed with multiples, but she did not try to have 6 children at once. If I had 6 newborns I would ask for all the help I could get, its not easy even with 1 child, much less multiples. I too hope this book drowns in the lies its telling. Sad that people want to profit by causing someone else misery.

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@ stephie117

Had she not done all of what she did to support her kids, people would be complaining that she was wasting THEIR money on her kids and that if she couldn't afford them she shouldn't have had them. She did something about it, leave the woman alone to raise her kids. People need to mind their own business.

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@ stephie117

We really don't need to go any further than Kate took fertility drugs. If you go that route it is pretty safe to say that you will have multiples unless you undergo selective reduction. I can believe some or all of the youngest Gosselin children are disabled in some way. This too comes with multiple births. Since Kate was a medical professional (term used loosely) she knew exactly what she was getting into, the risks she was exposing her kids to by carrying a large multiple pregnancy to term. She has pimped her children out since day one so she can have luxuries. The kids themselves are just fashion accessories.

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@ Sierra

It would be nice for us to use whatever doctor you're using, assuming you aren't making everything up. 16 fertility treatments (some IUI, some IVF) over 10 years (starting age 27), exactly 0 kids. No selective reduction needed.

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@ Guest

I hope that soon God will send you what you are wishing for.

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@ Sierra

She did clomid and iui. There's a 5-12% chance of twins with that combo and a less than 1% chance of triplets or more.

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@ Denise

Not true Denise. She did not use Clomid. She used injectables which actually cause most cases of higher order multiples in the US.

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My mother took care of 7 kids with no help from our father as men rarely helped in that era. They also didn't have much money unlike this woman that lives in over a million dollar house and has had nannies all along helping with the kids. I wonder if Kate's parents are dead as you never hear about them. I think what she has done to those kids is criminal. The one bratty daughter stated not too long ago that all she does is lay in bed and that isn't normal. My 13 year old teen granddaughter is on the go all the time and is involved in sports and makes great grades. I did the same too as my daughter did. She needs or they all need counseling. It has too be so embarrassing to have her for a mother and their friends if they have any to see all the insane things this mother does to get publicity.

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