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Poll: Should 'unhealthy' people be rejected as foster parents?

The Children’s Minister said the obesity of an applicant would have to be considered.

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THE CHILDREN’S MINISTER James Reilly said yesterday the obesity of an applicant can not be ignored if they wish to be a foster parent.

Speaking in the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children the minister said the overall physical ability of a person to care for a child is considered.

Caring for children 

Reilly said health issues, like being overweight, could impact on a person’s application.

In today’s poll, we want to know what you think?

Poll: Should ‘unhealthy’ people be rejected as foster parents?

Poll Results:

Yes (3587)
No (2540)
I don't know (808)

Outline your reasons in the comments section below.

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