The debate over parental rights and obese children has reared its head again. CBS News is reporting an 8-year-old Ohio boy was recently placed in foster care because his parents medically neglected him. Reports are suggesting the boy weighs more than 200 pounds, whereas, government growth charts suggests most 8-year-old boys weigh approximately 60 pounds.
County case workers allege they had been working with the mother for 20 months without any noticeable improvement in the child’s health.
This case begs the question of when should the state step in and intrude on parental rights.
If you have questions regarding when the State of Florida can step in and take away parental rights of Jacksonville residents contact a Jacksonville Family Law Attorney today.