People of all shapes and sizes successfully adopt children all the time. However, your agency will need to be sure that youare likely to remain healthy enough to parent a child into adulthood and that the child will have a healthy lifestyle, too. This can be a sensitive issue, but it is one that you agency will need to discuss with you. Your overall health will also be assessed as part of the medical that you will need to have.

In cases where you may experience higher than average risks to your long-term health (whether due to weight or other factors), your agency may discuss with you how you can build more health-seeking behaviours into your lifestyle. However, the focus of the discussion will be about your ability to remain physically well and active enough to successfully parent an adopted child into adulthood.