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Obese Face Obstacles in Adoption Process
By EMILY FRIEDMAN
The notoriously complex adoption process just got even harder for one man who claims his weight led a judge to deem him ineligible to adopt.
Gary Stocklaufer told KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Mo., that a family court judge ruled him an unfit adoptive parent because of his 500-pound figure. Stocklaufer wants to adopt his infant cousin because the mother is unable to care for the child.