Children Can Be Removed For Obesity

By ANDREA MIRANDA, CBS Houston

Physical abuse or obvious neglect aren’t the only signs of poor parenting.

Damali Keith, reporter for MyFoxHouston.com, asks, ” If a child is dangerously overweight, should the parents be forced to give up custody?”

Texas law considers obesity as a form of neglect.  CPS enforces the law by removing the child from the environment that made the adverse health condition possible.

Conrad, an interviewed parent, responds, “I think there should be some kind of probationary thing, but in terms of taking full custody or taking a child away from a parent, I think that’s wrong,”
 
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