Court Rules Obese Dad ‘Unfit’ to Parent, Kids Placed Up for Adoption


 WOW, I can’t even believe this, Court Rules Obese Dad ‘Unfit’ to Parent, Kids Placed Up for Adoption

 Check out this news article I read on Shine from Yahoo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I don’t think the court system should have the right to take someones children away because of their weight.Unless of course the children were in danger or neglected or something. Sence when Does a weight problem make you an unfit parent? That’s what one dad who lost custody of kids fears. The 360-pound father of two claims his size affected the court’s decision to turn his kids over to the state.
The 38-year-old Ottawa man, whose identity is protected by Canada’s Child and Family Services Act, plans to appeal a decision to place his two young sons, ages five and six, up for adoption.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In an exclusive interview with Canada’s CTV he claimed family court medical advisers were concerned he was “too fat, and couldn’t keep up with my children.” 
For the past year, the boys have been in foster care, taken from their mother’s home after her suspected overdose and mental breakdown. Because of their father’s history of legal problems stemming from accounts of public fights and threats, they were placed in the care of the Children’s Aid Society.
But over the course of a year, the father has been trying to rectify his past and earn the right to care for his own children. While he admits he hasn’t been a model parent on paper, he’s convinced it’s his struggle with obesity, not his past anger issues, that’s left him childless.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Obese Dad ‘Unfit’ to Parent, Kids
While the judge in the case hasn’t released an official statement, a doctor’s report submitted to the court backs up the dad’s claim. The assessment by a clinic adviser warns the man has “struggled with obesity for years, which impacts significantly on most aspects of his life including [his] functioning as a parent.” It continues: “He was short of breath or winded in simply walking short distances about the clinic and he lacks both the mobility and stamina required to keep up with young and active children.”
But since his custody battle began, the father claims to have already lost 150 pounds and hopes to lose more. Weight shouldn’t be the deciding factor in whether a person can parent, claims the dad, though he does believe in living a healthier lifestyle.

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8 thoughts on “Court Rules Obese Dad ‘Unfit’ to Parent, Kids Placed Up for Adoption

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  2. John Casey says:

    This dad should be given the chance to get the weight off. If he fails he should lose the kids.
    What if he fell on the kids, They will be flat as a pan CAKE.
    I hope all courts follow this.
    When these kids get old enough they will be a shame to be seen with such a FAT COW as a dad.

    • I know I said I would never appove commentss such as this one.But I felt It was Important to point out a few things,First yes he does deserve a chance to get his weight under control, Second yes this man is over weight but that doesn’t make him a bad parent,Third just becouse he is over weight doesn’t mean his kids will be ashamed of him,Fourth he has already lost 150 pounds,and Finally The person that left this Rude Comment Is the one who should be ASHAMED.

      • John Casey says:

        Thank you for your comment to my post. I have to say I have to give this dad credit for losing 150 lbs. The courts should give him 2 years to lose another 150 lbs.
        I have NOTHING to be ashame of. Once these kids realize how dad really looks they will be ashamed of him, think how bad the kids will feel when dad has to go to school. Poor children

      • You’r welcome,and yes you should be ASHAMED and by the way these kids are five and six I’M sure they already know what their dad looks like.

      • John Casey says:

        NO NO I should NOT be ashame what I said. The facts are the facts. And in a short while these kids WILL be ashame to be seen with dad. Wait till these kids are in the 6 or 7th grade. By then all the other kids will be teasing them about there FAT dad.. But there is still hope for dad.
        Have a nice day !

      • Well you are right about one thing,There is hope for the dad since he can lose more weight.You’r the one I feel sorry for since there is no cure for Ignorant.

      • Maybe you should look up the definition.future comments from you Will be deleted!

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