Brian E. Templin
Principles of Ethics
Instructor: Professor Timothy Griffin
May 12, 2013
Married Couple Gets Child Back
In this paper I will go through the Ends-Based and Rule-Based ethics of a couple that had their child taken from them because they were addicts and unable to care for the child in their condition. This is a very hard paper to write because of all the issues involved with all the people. We will hit all the hard issues and clear up some of problems with this type of problem. Just because you’re a biological parent should you have the right to take back a child you have not seen in 9 years? Some would say yes and some would say no and it’s hard to say for sure which is correct till you have seen the child with parent after they are clean again. The rule-based would say that every child should be with their biological parent if it is all possible. The courts will side with the parent after they are evaluated to make sure they can handle the child and provide for them. The way things like this are handled are wrong all together mostly because the rush things to happen and the child needs time to get to know the parents again and feel comfortable with what is going on. The rules-based is hard to really set a rule for this because the parent is the person that this child should be with if it’s at all possible. I think there should be some rules for how this should be done so that the child does not feel like they are going home with complete strangers. The Ends-based is a dilemma of situation does not know exactly how it will all turn out. As the story said the child was give back against her will. This may be the beginning to a great new life for her but she will have to get to know her parents again. The parents will have a learning curve at this point as well and both may need a mediator to help them cope with some of the issues. This could turn out to be a good thing for everyone involved....