Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Stocklaufer granted 2nd adoption hearing

Well, Mr. Stocklaufer has lost almost 200 lbs and has been given a second hearing on adopting the baby that was taken from him and his wife.
The court was so worried that a man who weighed 550 lbs wasn't healthy enough, wouldn't live long enough, to raise this child (despite the fact that he and his wife have an 8 year-old adopted son) that they took the baby away and gave it to another couple for possible adoption. So Mr. Stocklaufer had WLS in August and has lost almost 200 lbs in less than 4 months. Yeah, judge, that's really healthy, mutilating a perfectly good digestive system and losing almost 50 lbs a month is just so good for a fat person. You're willing to condemn a man to a lifetime of side effects and possible death because fat-phobia has run rampant and you have bought into the hype that no way can a fat person be healthy, their fat is going to kill them sooner than anything else possibly could. You're willing to deny this baby loving parents, who are related to him, just because one of those parents is fat.
I'll tell you what, judge, there are no fucking guarantees in life. Those thinner people that you gave the baby to, they could die tomorrow in a fire, a car wreck, or any one of a number of accidents that can't possibly be foreseen or prevented. And then where would that baby be? Without parents again. And I can guarantee you that that baby isn't going to give a rat's ass why his parent died, just the fact that a parent is gone is devastating enough, without blaming the parent for his own death. Judge, you really need to educate yourself on the facts of weight, and not go by the hysteria dished out by the media and the pharmaceutical industry.


  1. vesta you did it again. I love your acerbic wit and your take-no-prisoners posts. I think I saw this guy and his wife on The Today Show. That he has been put in this position of agreeing to be mutilated in order to keep his child is horrifying. Thank you for bringing posting about it.

  2. That's incredibly scary! Don't they realize that the WLS probably shortened his life by decades? Isn't that why they thought they were denying it in the first place? If they let him adopt after this it would be an interesting test case to start fighting for a weight-discrimination law in that state! Thanks for posting this.

  3. That's exactly what I thought when I saw the article. The thing is, the court system will say they didn't force him into WLS, that it was his choice. But what kind of choice is it, when you're told you're too fat to adopt a baby now, even though you were just as fat when you adopted a child years ago? So you have the choice of WLS to lose a lot of weight in a hurry so you can adopt a child you've had since he was a week old, or you can stay fat and lose that child that you've come to love and value? Yeah, that's some choice, all right.
    There should be a special place in some hell somewhere for asshats that force those kinds of decisions on people.

  4. This stuff pisses me off to no end. My dad is overweight, and he's an awesome father. To think some IDIOT might've taken me away from my family, cause he's fat, it makes my head want to explode.

    Just, I can't put it into words, it's like them taking the Jews from their homes, and putting them on the trains for the concentration camps. Seriously.


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