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    Exclamation Health officials support placing obese children in foster care

    Health officials support placing obese children in foster care before undergoing surgery.

    LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) -

    If a child is obese and qualifies for weight loss surgery, some health experts believe they should be put in temporary foster care.

    They feel it's more ethical than going under the knife.

    http://www.ktre.com/story/15077654/health-officials


    I had a really hard time not putting this in the "Crimes against Children" thread.
    Has the entire world gone insane? Who in their right mind would take a child from a loving family and place then in an already overflowing, understaffed system, just because they are overweight?
    Folks, we are in serious trouble here when the government has so much control that they can take our children, if they feel they don't meet the required standards.



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    I think the stress of being in a foster home could cause additional weight gain.
    Beware the Food Polizei.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    I think the stress of being in a foster home could cause additional weight gain.
    Beware the Food Polizei.
    i agree with this. can you imagine all the problems they would add to the child. even if the child didn't gain additional weight the emotional problems that would be added. and you know the child would/could also develop an eating disorder because they would take the being taken away from birth family as something they've done wrong. so you could have a child that would think no one will want me if i'm "fat" so they would/could try to compensate for that so it doesn't happen again. it would definitely give the child the wrong message.
    we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!

    stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!



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    This sounds like something that would come out of California.
    But TEXAS????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlyd125 View Post
    This sounds like something that would come out of California.
    But TEXAS????
    On Wednesday, an opinion piece was published in the Journal of the AMA by a Harvard professor/Children's Hospital Boston obesity expert (and a co-author) that called for state intervention:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/parents...ry?id=14062898


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    I have read where children were removed by the CPS and placed in foster care only to be killed in the foster home.! Texas has a broken CPS and I have seen some horrible things come from that department.

    I know they pay very little and will take just about any employee who is willing to work there and then when the case goes to court, they take what this case workers says like it was gold or God's Holy Gospel. They make way too many mistakes for me to even consider this as a viable option.

    Im worried about this country and for more reasons than just this....whose idea was this? Is this an Obama thing? that would serve us right if it was....


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    Another example of when government becomes too big. Ridiculous!!!


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    I would hope that the threat of having children removed and placed in foster care would shock parents into caring for their children's weight issues. IMO It is abuse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ View Post
    I would hope that the threat of having children removed and placed in foster care would shock parents into caring for their children's weight issues. IMO It is abuse.
    Abuse?
    There are so many medical reasons some children are overweight.

    It's nobody's business!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlyd125 View Post
    Abuse?
    There are so many medical reasons some children are overweight.

    It's nobody's business!
    Remember that little girl in New Mexico? Think she was 3yo and the state swooped in and took her away from her parents because of her weight. As it turned out, iirc, it was a medical issue and not anything to do with their parenting. All over the "free world", governments are overstepping more and more. I saw something in this vein about the British government overstepping on this issue just a few days ago. Enough already. MOO


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlyd125 View Post
    Abuse?
    There are so many medical reasons some children are overweight.

    It's nobody's business!

    What medical reasons? and it is my business. The health & welfare of children is everyones business


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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda7NJ View Post
    I would hope that the threat of having children removed and placed in foster care would shock parents into caring for their children's weight issues. IMO It is abuse.
    Are you KIDDING?

    Both of my kids were "chubby" (NOT obese) when they were young. Both of them have grown into gorgeous, slim people.

    Jeez. BIG BROTHER, ANYONE? When the government begins interfering with parenting, we are all in trouble.


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    The first thing the government needs to do is make healthier food less costly.
    We have a garden eat mostly fresh or frozen fruits and veggies, and i'm also an extreme couponer. I can get junk food food waaay cheaper than i can buy fresh fruits and veggies year round. Rarely is there coupons for skim milk, apples, meat, grapes, eggs, lettuce etc.. but fruit snacks with coupons you can get for free, hot pockets, banquet TV dinners for $.68 each and on and on. Thankfully we can afford the fruits and veggies, and i allow my kids 1 junk item a day since it's all about eating that stuff in small amounts, not banning it all together. But for poor people they seen to choose junk food rather than fresh stuff and I know it has to do with laziness sometimes, but i think it also has to do with cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlyd125 View Post
    This sounds like something that would come out of California.
    But TEXAS????
    This is the most assanine government poop I have ever heard of. Believe me, TX is broken in a lot of ways.
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    That's right punish children who are already insecure. They should have a program where the entire family gets counseling . I know money is a problem but in the long run everyone will benefit. A lot of people don't know how to say no to their children. It's not that they want to see their child overweight, they just are not experts. This is a family problem and should be treated as one.
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