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Judge Denies Obese Man's Request to Adopt Baby
CBS11 Dallas, Texas ^ | 09/04/07

Posted on 09/05/2007 1:26:55 PM PDT by hockeyfan

DALLAS There's new information today on an overweight father going to extreme measures to adopt a child.

Gary Stocklaufer says he's still being treated unfairly by a judge in his home state of Missouri. Despite having weight loss surgery in Dallas, he received notice from a judge overruling his motion for a rehearing to adopt his cousin's son.

Back in June, the Stocklaufers petitioned to adopt 4-month-old Max, who had lived with them since he was a week old. Gary was denied the adoption because he was overweight.

When news of the court denial spread a hospital in Dallas agreed to provide Gary with Laparoscopic Obesity or Lap-Band surgery for free.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Missouri; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: adoption; fatherhood; obese; obesity; weightlosssurgery

1 posted on 09/05/2007 1:26:56 PM PDT by hockeyfan
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To: hockeyfan

So, why is Rosie O’Donnell able to adopt kids then?


2 posted on 09/05/2007 1:28:54 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: hockeyfan

I wonder what “legal” precedence or law this ruling was based on?


3 posted on 09/05/2007 1:29:36 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Thanks Mom for not considering me a "choice".)
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To: hockeyfan

If he substituted another vice in place of gluttony he’d be able to adopt immediately.


4 posted on 09/05/2007 1:29:52 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

She’s rich and lesbian, that’s why/s


5 posted on 09/05/2007 1:30:29 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: hockeyfan

There are many related threads on this guy.

Here is one.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1873131/posts?page=119


6 posted on 09/05/2007 1:30:33 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: hockeyfan

Was he planning to eat the kid, or what?


7 posted on 09/05/2007 1:32:30 PM PDT by x
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To: Responsibility2nd

And here’s another.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1886272/posts


8 posted on 09/05/2007 1:33:13 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: hockeyfan

Did you notice there was no mention of Gary’s wife?

Perhaps Gary is just a Big Fat Queer and that is actully why they will not permit him to adopt.


9 posted on 09/05/2007 1:41:03 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: hockeyfan

Fat Bastard?

“Get in my belly!”


10 posted on 09/05/2007 1:49:07 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: hockeyfan

Too bad the poor guy didn’t say he was queer, then no problem to adopt and abuse a child.


11 posted on 09/05/2007 1:49:56 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: trumandogz
Back in June, the Stocklaufers petitioned to adopt 4-month-old Max, who had lived with them since he was a week old. Given the refernces to "the Stocklaufers" and "them". I would presume form the article that Gary is married.
12 posted on 09/05/2007 1:54:13 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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13 posted on 09/05/2007 1:57:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: hockeyfan

Maybe someone else has their heart set on adopting the baby.

The judge is acting strangely something must be going on behind the scenes.


14 posted on 09/05/2007 2:01:18 PM PDT by perseid 67 (God is great!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
LOL!

There is actually a website: eatbabies.com.

15 posted on 09/05/2007 2:01:36 PM PDT by x
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To: hockeyfan
I admit that if I were the judge I would be extremely indisposed to grant an adoption to a 500+lb man (as this man was at the time of the original hearing). I guess it would somewhat depend on his wife's health, assuming she's part of the adoption application.

But apparently the judge let the couple adopt a previous child when the man was at the same weight, and let the couple have custody of this one while the adoption process took place. Assuming there were no problems with either child, I don't see how the judge could reasonably argue that the man was a fit father to the previous child but not this one. What is his right to appeal, if any?

16 posted on 09/05/2007 2:02:45 PM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: hockeyfan

Too bad he wasn’t just a promiscuous homosexual.


17 posted on 09/05/2007 2:04:31 PM PDT by montag813
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500 pounds and probably was on SSI so they would get more government money with more dependents.

Follow the money!

18 posted on 09/05/2007 2:09:43 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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They said it’s his cousin’s son. Is there a healthy closer relative who is getting priority? That would make more sense than saying “you’re too fat”. It could be a matter of “maternal aunt” or “married younger couple who are also cousins” get priority.


19 posted on 09/05/2007 2:24:16 PM PDT by tbw2 (Science fiction with real science - "Humanity's Edge" by Tamara Wilhite)
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To: tbw2
From First and Ten:

Over weight guard had to be weighed ever day.

The coach said “These scales only go to 350 pounds.
After that humans leave off and livestock begins.”

His teammates said “MOO”.

20 posted on 09/05/2007 2:40:03 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: trumandogz
&t&tDid you notice there was no mention of Gary’s wife?

Perhaps Gary is just a Big Fat Queer and that is actully why they will not permit him to adopt.

From the article:

Cindy Stocklaufer said the judge unfairly discriminated against her husband because of his weight when they gave Max to another couple for possible adoption.Maybe you shouldn't dive for the "Post" button before you actually have read the article. I'm constantly amazed and depressed by the number of people on this site who read the lead sentence and deduce the rest with their psychic powers.

That was an ugly and ignorant statement.

21 posted on 09/05/2007 2:41:45 PM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: hockeyfan

Fitness is one of the new, improved moralities. You can choose fitness, greenness or both. Judeo-Christian morals are so passé.


22 posted on 09/05/2007 2:45:31 PM PDT by TChris (Has anyone under Mitt Romney's leadership ever been worse off because he is Mormon?)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Good question.


23 posted on 09/05/2007 2:49:08 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
500 pounds and probably was on SSI so they would get more government money with more dependents.

did you miss the part that said he was a truck driver?

mumble to self: I wish people would be more careful before jumping to conclusions about people = especially when posting them on the world wide web...

24 posted on 09/05/2007 4:09:17 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ( "...but you can't fool all of the people all the time." LINCOLN)
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To: trumandogz

If you read the article in #8 above, it mentions Gary’s wife.


25 posted on 10/01/2007 8:50:18 PM PDT by valkyrieanne
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