The mom was called 'unfit' and acused of child neglect, despite seeking medical care for the child. She was ORDERED to participate in a weight loss program, and was actively seeking help, but was still considered unfit to be a mom.
There are some problems with this logic;
- Mom is actively seeking medical help for her child, so how is this neglect?
- While in foster care, the kid didn't improve, so he was returned to his family,
- The act of ripping kids from their real families and placing them in a strangers home (something we are taught as kids is to be avoided) isn't considered to be harmful at all,
- It does not appear that any kind of workup for genetic disposition to obesity was done prior to the state taking action.