(Original post by Juichiro)
Adults wanting to adopt go through a notoriously complicated bureocratic maze to ensure that the child will be fine. Why is there is no similar protection for children against their biological parents? Or why should non-biological children be more entitled to safeguarding than biological children?
It's all well and good in theory, to say that parents need to be deemed capable of raising children well before having the right to create them, but how exactly are you going to enforce it?
Even if a couple hasn't got a licence, once they've actually created a child it's a little late to do anything about it, isn't it? Any sanction you prescribe (e.g. imprisoning the parents) is likely to leave that child even worse off than they would have been otherwise.