500 Pound Man Too Fat To Adopt

Discussion in 'Other News' started by WiseOne, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. leannamarie

    leannamarie "California Girl"

    We all could die at any time.
    Like I said, what's better for the kid: a parent who loves the kid, but dies, or no one to love the kid? "Tis better to have loved and lost than never loved at all."
     
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  3. Baack

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    Yes I agree
    It was on cable tonight but forgot to watch
    It previewed it as discrimination
     
  4. ziggystyles

    ziggystyles Road Train Member

    You can die at any time. Anybody can die at any time. The fact is...this same judge approved adoption to the guy for his other child...and he was the same weight then. Jeesh...almost every other American out there is obese.
     
  5. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

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    I totally agree
    The problem is poor obese people many times are, or are going to be on the government dol(spelling)(welfare)
    Yes having a loving parent is very important.
     
  6. Cybergal

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    Overweight trucker loses foster son
    7/30/07
    Weighing in at close to 500 pounds, OOIDA member Gary Stocklaufer of Independence, MO, knows he’s overweight.
    But that hasn’t stopped him from helping his wife, Cynthia, raise their 7-year-old adopted son, Bobby.
    That’s why the couple was amazed recently when they tried to adopt Max, the baby of a cousin who couldn’t care for him.
    Instead of getting the quick approval they expected, a state judge ruled that Stocklaufer is unfit for foster parenthood because of his weight and took Max out of the couple’s home, where he had been living for three months.
    “I think it’s blatant discrimination against myself. Size should never have been an issue,” Stocklaufer said. “It wasn’t an issue six years ago when I was the same size and it was the same judge that let me adopt my other son.”
    Stocklaufer said he believes his career is another way he’s being discriminated against in the case.
    “Now that I’m a full-time over-the-road truck driver, they say that’s another key factor; that my wife’s basically a single parent because I’m never home. And that’s not the case,” the trucker said.
    Stocklaufer said his lawyer is filing for a rehearing.
    landline article
     
  7. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

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    Yes maybe thats it
    Not sure how truck driving over the road and foster kids work
    This helps clear allot up

     
  8. leannamarie

    leannamarie "California Girl"

    That's just not right that his career should be a factor. What about military parents? They are gone from the home much more than a trucker. What about a law enforcement parent? They work odd hours, maybe they are not fit parents. This takes us down a slippery slope that I sure don't want to see.
     
  9. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

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    Yes, yes and yes!!!
    It is a slippery slope!
    Curious what the judge is thinking?
    Has he seen the light some how?
    Or is he ready for retirement and wanting to wrongly change law?

     
  10. Scarecrow03

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    how many of these parents in the careers you mentioned are adopting children?

    I see the point you're trying to make, but I don't think there are many people in the Army trying to adopt.
     
  11. Baack

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    Plus how fat are they?
     
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