This nearly happened to my aunt and uncle maybe 7 years ago with my cousin. He was a little baby and they started him on solids early and it was all bad food and they did the same with my other two cousins but they inexplicably aren't particularly large (or weren't last time I saw them, which was actually a few years ago, so you never know). I recall something to do with fried chicken. Anyway, after they were warned, they started taking better care of what they were feeding him. And now they're all fine.
It was heartbreaking, though, and I remember him sitting up and not being able to reach the toys at his feet because he was so large and because he was just a baby, of course he had no concept that it wasn't good at all and it was really just something being inflicted on him by his parents.
It is really sad and I do think that the whole '‘fostered without contact’ or adopted' thing is really harsh, but this is their lives, you know. If their parents aren't taking care of them properly and doing things that could make them sick now or later in life then maybe there should be someone else taking care of them and trying to fix this. And I felt the same about whose hands the care of my cousin was in, up until they turned it around in order to stop it from happening.
I don't think it should be 'without contact' though. That is the what-the-fuck-est thing I've heard in a long time.
though i would consider the
government taking away health insurance
from the family
Pretty sure that this would just make it harder for them to get help if something happened to any of them as a result of the obesity issue.