Baby is taken into protective custody by Missouri.
Baby is placed with Biological Cousin and his wife.
They provide a loving home and seek to adopt Baby.
State removes Baby from Biological Cousin and places Baby with unrelated couple.
Generally, children’s welfare agencies prefer to place children with suitable relatives rather than strangers.
Why would the state remove Baby from biologically-related foster parents to strangers?
Well, Biological Cousin alleges that it was because he was obese.
The Court said that he didn’t properly follow state procedures for bringing a child into the state.
It took six months, but Biological Cousin got Baby back – after having gastric bypass surgery …