Too Fat To Adopt
"Those who qualify under the new rules are parents aged between 30 and 50 years, who are married and have had no more than two divorces between them, US adoption agencies said. Gay couples, people taking medication for anxiety and depression, and those with a body mass index (BMI)... of more than 40 will be excluded."
I'm not sure how I feel about this. I'm sure this criteria will exclude a lot of people who would make great parents--whether it be a single parent, a couple who has had bad luck with divorces, a person on Prozac, or what have you. Still, as for the weight thing, a BMI of 40 is not super low. It makes sense that they will want the people who are reasonably young ("under 50" is not exactly unreasonable) and healthy, all other things being equal. So... I don't know. What do you think?