In the judge’s ruling, the father was described as a “loving” and “intelligent” father who held deep hatred for the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.
The ruling noted that the man had “angry outbursts” at CAS workers and threatened to go on a hunger strike if he lost custody of his sons.
The ruling also noted that the father didn’t know his own strength, with child-welfare workers re-porting that they felt pain from his handshake alone.
Under the ruling it has been said that there was no signs of physical abuse, or neglect. That his home was suitable for the children (with conjecture about the possibility of having to take in housemates to pay the rent in the future).
Superior Court Justice M. James said in his ruling:
“(The father) also has achieved stability in his personal life. He has lost a substantial amount of weight through daily intensive exercise and dieting. (The father’s) weight loss regime is itself a full-time job. So is parenting two high-needs children. One will inevitably have to give ground to the other.”
The judge noted child-welfare workers’ concerns, saying: “His weight loss depends on an intensive daily exercise program. Parenting responsibilities will likely make it much more difficult for him to maintain his exercise schedule. He would be a single parent to two high-needs children in circumstances where a skilled, two-parent family would be challenged to cope.”
A doctor wrote an assessment report that stated:
“Regardless of how much weight (the father) may have lost to date ( the father has lost 150 pounds in the last year), he will continue to be at risk related to his obesity for some consider-able time. This will include not only his risk for major life threatening events, but also a lack of mobility and proneness to injury as was exemplified by (the father’s) hobbling around on crutches when last seen individually. (The father’s) health issues are magnified by his anti-authoritarian traits and refusal to follow recommended treatments (the father choose to loose weight naturally rather than by dangerous surgeries). This also raises questions to his ability to make proper decisions in regards to his sons’ medical, educational or psychological needs.”
Lets take a look at this with some common sense.
The issue in the first place was that the father was to obese to properly take care of his children. After the children were taken away from him. He had worked hard at correcting any problem. Loosing 150 pounds in one year is not an easy thing to accomplish.
But this made him look anti authoritarian to the doctor. Because the father wanted to loose weight properly, and decided not to go through dangerous operations and procedures.
A firm handshake means that he does not know his own strength in the eyes of CAS workers, and becoming angry that his children were taken away is some how an inability to control his anger.
The judge himself stated that there was no violence, neglect or anything of that nature towards the children. And that his home was suitable for the children.
But then noted the “child welfare workers” concerns: He would be a single parent to two high-needs children in circumstances where a skilled, two-parent family would be challenged to cope.”
Really? If it would be that hard to cope, why have the two children been in a foster home. That is run by a single mother with three other children living in the home?
Would it not be too difficult for that single parent to cope?
These is a clear cut example of how out of control the childrens aid society and the family court’s have become! No matter what this father did to remedy the situation, it was not enough.
If the state wants his or your children they can claim what they like, and no matter what you do, they think it is not enough!