UK Couple Told No Baby For You Because Your Husband Is ‘Too Fat’

Filed under: In The News — @ January 14, 2009

Damien and Charlotte Hall have been denied adoption because of his obesity

I’ve got something to share with you today that just absolutely makes my blood boil because it’s wrong on so many levels. An infertile British couple has been denied the joy of adopting a baby into their family until the husband loses weight. That’s right, they’ve told him that he’s TOO FAT to be a worthy dad to a needy child! Sick, sick, sick!

Damien and Charlotte Hall got the news after they approached the Leeds City Council in West Yorkshire, England about adopting a baby following their discovery that they can’t have any biological children of their own. But at the age of 37, the 6’1″ Damien weighs in at 343 pounds which makes him morbidly obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 45.2. The local authorities have insisted he lose more than 41 pounds to reduce his BMI to below 40 before they’d approve of Damien and Charlotte to become parents.

Click here to learn more about this outright discrimination against a couple being denied an adoption based solely on the obesity of the man.


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