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The Not So Fine Side of China

Obese people looking to adopt children from China need to either head to the gym or look no more because Chinese officials won't allow it. New restrictions ban obese couples with a Body Mass Index of more than 40 (per person) from adopting Chinese children.

Interestingly enough, the United States is the No. 1 destination for children adopted abroad and the United States is also one of the most overweight countries. Ironic, isn't it?

Factors, other than being obese, that will prohibit you from adopting a child from China: Being over 50, being unmarried, having psychiatric conditions and having a severe facial deformity.

Want to know what your own Body Mass Index (BMI) is? Find out on Fit's Calculator where you can figure out your BMI, calories needed, how much water you should be drinking and your target heart rate. Check it out today.

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DStirk DStirk 10 years
totally ridiculous china! if you taught that women should be valued then there wouldnt be so many little babies to adopt in the first place.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I heard a theory that this is an effort by the chinese government to keep their "1 child per household" rule in effect. This will encourage parents to abort their children as opposed to carrying it to term for adoption. Human right's groups help these precious ones be born and given to people who are unfortunate enough to have children themselves. As an obese person may i say how happy i am to have adoption added to the many things in life i should be banned from because of my BMI...others include riding roller coasters, wearing designer clothing, having a good self image, etc. I'm all in.
YaoMing YaoMing 10 years
According to your calcuator I weight 310 pounds and 7'6" I need to burn 5653 Calories per day. I obviously agree that obese people should not be allowed to adopt!
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