In this essay i shall argue that the state should require all parents to be licensed my main goal is to demonstrate that the licensing of parents is theoretically desirable, though. Licensing parenting — requiring a license to reproduce — is an idea that is entering academia, especially in the areas of child psychology, ethics and environmental sciences. State of california—health and human services agency california department of social services community care licensing division as a parent/authorized representative, you have the right to.
Although systems for licensing professionals are far from perfect, and their problems and costs should not be ignored, they are justified as a necessary means of protecting innocent people's vital interests licensing defends patients from inept doctors, pharmacists, and physical therapists it. Libertarianism and parental licensing back in december of 2011, i posted licensing parents, defending a view hugh lafollette had introduced into philosophical literature in 1980: that the state should license parents (lafollette further defended this stance in 2010 see note 1. The child care licensing program strives to provide preventive, protective, and quality services to children in care by ensuring that licensed facilities meet established health and safety standards through monitoring facilities, providing technical assistance, and establishing partnerships with providers, parents, and the child care community. In college, my sorority advisor, a wonderful man who was zen enough to handle the near constant tears/cat fights/drunkenness/pms of a group of young women, often marveled that we required licenses.
One way of denying parents the opportunity to raise children would be to require them to procure a license to parent in the same way we require licenses to drive a car or own a handgun many would find this surprising, but perhaps there is a good argument for licensing parents. A parent's murder of a child is the most extreme form more commonly, incompetent parents are unable to manage their own lives they pursue their own urges and damage their children by either.
With a parental licensing program, if you get pregnant, you go to get a license to raise the child or you decide to give up the child you violate no law by becoming pregnant once pregnant, you violate no law until the child is born—and only then if you decide to raise it without getting a license. Licensing parents revisited, the statement of my current views on the topic, appeared in 2010 in the journal of applied philosophy, pp 327-43this is an expanded and refined paper. Child care licensing (ccl) provides these forms and documents for both day care and residential (24-hour) child care providers, including foster homes, child-placing agencies, and emergency shelters. Licensing and regulation of child care centers, plus the implementation of the empower program adhs information about child care facilities licensing in arizona. You're also required to pass a test to drive a car, sell a house or be a lifeguard you can take a class to learn how to give birth, but once that baby's out, you're on your own.
The last century has witnessed some of the most divisive and confrontational debates in human history--and many of these have focused on the institution of the family. In the long run, licensing parents would save the nation billions of dollars, since we wouldn't need all of the governmental services which are brought to bear because of incompetent parenting. Licensing parents hugh lafollette lafollette's thesis and argument is that we should require all parents or potential parents to procure a license prior to having children.
Regarding the first story, getting approved to adopt a child is the closest thing we have to getting a license for parenting to adopt in most states you need a background check, extensive interviews, home visit by a social worker, etc. Licensing parents often explicitly formulated, rationale we require drivers to be licensed because driving an auto is an activity which is potentially harmful to. Child care license requirements overview programs that are regulated by the division of child development and early education if your provider is caring for more than two children who aren't related and they provide care for more than four hours a day, they probably should be licensed.
For example, if a licensing regime successfully authorised 99% of all competent parents and only denied 1% of competent parents, you still have a significant problem if the regime is used to licence every potential parent. Child-care licensing division is responsible for protecting the health, safety, and well being of children who attend or reside in regulated child-care facilities and homes dfps protects the unprotected - children, elderly, and people with disabilities - from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Licensing parents is the latest scheme to have all-knowing, always benevolent state bureaucrats dictate the lifelong relationships of all vulnerable beings. Licensing parents personal response: there is one thing that all children do need that is a parent not only do they need a parent, but also they need a good one. The license will apply equally to birth parents, adoptive parents, step parents, and any other possible name for a person that raises a child the applicant's genetic relationship with the child will have no bearing on whether or not they are deemed fit to raise the child.