06 Sep '11, 6am

British couple may be forced to have their kids put up for adoption - because they failed to help them lose weight

LONDON - The British parents of seven children may have their four youngest removed from them after social services ruled that they failed to help their children lose weight. The authorities in Dundee have threatened to have three girls - aged 11, five and one - and a five-year-old boy put up for adoption or "fostered without contact" - this means the family could only be reunited if the children so desire when they are grown up. Social services gave the couple their first warning three years ago. The family spent two years living in a special council-funded house. They were placed under supervision but no dietary rules were imposed and there was no significant improvement in the children's weight. "They picked on us because of our size ... and they just haven't let go," the mother, aged 42, told the Mail on Sunday. Added the father, aged 56: "We were being treated like ch...

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