A British man and his wife were turned down by child adoption authorities because the man is too fat. Damien Hall, age 24, is 6'1" tall and weighs 340 pounds. When he and his wife applied to adopt a child, they received a letter from the Leeds City Council that said they were ineligible "due to concerns that the medical advisors have expressed regarding Mr. Hall's weight." "The bottom line is I am too fat," Mr. Hall said. "I feel as though we were only judged on my weight and not all the other good things about us. We don't smoke or drink, and we could give a child a happy and safe home."
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