Do you think it is right to remove children from their home, sometimes placing them in to foster care or in the care of relatives because they are over weight?!?
I personally feel that in some case it may be the right thing to do, but if the child obviously has an eating disorder, taking them out of their comfort zone and placing them in the care of strangers...... ehh.. idk. Im on the edge on this one... AND I KNOW ALL OF YOU VERY OPINIONATED LADIES WILL HELP ME DEBATE THIS!!! SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Obese Ohio boy, 9, sheds weight, is returned home
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A 9-year-old Ohio boy who weighed more than 200 pounds and was removed from his mother's custody over health concerns has been returned to her care after slimming down.
The Cleveland Heights boy was placed in foster care last fall and then with an uncle after county case workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight.
He was returned to his mother under protective supervision in March. A juvenile court judge released him from that supervision Thursday.
The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/M2ltTE ) reports his weight has dropped as low as 166 pounds.
A social services spokeswoman says the family is being offered nutritional and health counseling.
An attorney representing the child's interests says the boy is doing well despite changing schools and homes several times in recent months.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com