Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Too Fat For Fatherhood


Gary Stocklaufer weighs 516 pounds, and that's why he can't adopt his cousin's son. As Gary explained today on my KMOX show, the court cited his size as the reason to deny him approval for the adoption of baby Max. Ironically, the judge is the same one who allowed Gary and wife Cynthia to adopt another boy six years ago, when Gary was even larger than he is today.

Does size matter? Most of my callers were shocked by the court's decision, but a few said that Gary's likely to face health problems because of his obesity and that would have a direct effect on his ability to care for Max. Your thoughts?

Listen.