Posts Tagged ‘Adoption’

What a Real Classroom Looks Like

December 8, 2019


The real benefit of a classroom is the collaboration and support it can foster. When a classroom works well kids can receive the love and nurturing every child deserves and needs. It is up to the teacher to implement and oversee such an environment.

Because when it works, it’s magical:

A Michigan boy who was so happy the day he would be adopted had finally arrived that he invited his entire kindergarten class to join in on the occasion. Not only did Michael Clark Jr.’s classmates from his school in East Grand Rapids take up the first row of the Kent County courtroom, they gave sweet testimonies, exclaiming to the judge that they love Michael and that he is their best friend. Others held up paper hearts to show their support.


Michael Grossman is the author of the hilarious new children’s book, My Favourite Comedian. You can download a free ebook copy by clicking here or buy a copy by clicking on this link.


Father Considered Too Obese to Keep His Kids

June 23, 2012

A person should never lose his children because of their weight:

The problem with being a credible hulk is no matter how credible the story, he’s still a hulk.

Such is the hard truth for an obese Ottawa dad deemed too fat to keep his kids.

We’ll call him Dad because he can’t be named or identified.

Dad, 38, claims there’s no adequate oversight of Children’s Aid judgements in this province.

His two sons – age 5 and 6 – have been put up for adoption. He’s not been granted custody because – among other things – he’s 360 lbs and has been as much as 525 lbs.

It appears the judge used Dad’s obesity as a major reason as to why he can’t have custody of his kids. That’s created a lot of chatter and created a debate about whether obese people make good parents.

The judge may have some good reasons for not allowing this man to be with his children but his obesity should not be a factor.

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