This single mom sparked a national debate by having quadruplets. Where are they now?

Beth Goodman sparked a national debate in 2003 when she welcomed quadruplets. Not only was Goodman 39 years old and single at the time, but she conceived the babies through in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Though Goodman was admittedly "terrified," she was also overjoyed after spending more than a decade struggling with infertility. But many — including political commentator Bill O’Reilly — criticized Goodman’s decision as foolish.

But Goodman, now 57, is having the last laugh.

Next month, 18-year-olds Cason, Luke, Barrett, and Laila, will graduate from high school in Santa Barbara, California. Come September, they’ll head to college. Identical twins, Cason and Luke, will play Division 1 soccer at UC Davis, while Barrett is set to play soccer at Western Washington University. Laila accepted an offer at New York University, where she’ll run track. 

“I’m proud of what they’ve accomplished,” Goodman said. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished as family.”

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 10:31am