21 Jun '12, 3pm

Man Loses Custody Of His Children Because He's Obese: When this battle with CAS began, the man weighed as much a...

Man Loses Custody Of His Children Because He's Obese: When this battle with CAS began, the man weighed as much a...

Yesterday in Ottawa, a man lost custody of his two children . This isn’t news; custody cases are decided every day. But what makes this case noteworthy is that the judge cited the man’s obesity in his decision to remove the children permanently and place them for adoption. The 38 year old man, whose identity is being kept secret to maintain his children’s confidentiality, currently weighs somewhere around 380 pounds. His children, who have special needs, lived with his ex-wife until last year when they were seized by Children’s Aid after a suspected overdose. They have been in the custody of CAS ever since despite the man’s efforts to access them. He claims he has not seen his two children whatsoever since last year. When this battle with CAS began, the man weighed as much as 525 pounds. He took it upon himself to lose the weight, even refusing weight-loss surgery so that ...

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