Under utilitarianism there will be more utility in adopting a child. According to the greatest happiness principle, " actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reserve of happiness." (p.18) Mill's utilitarianism requires the parents to consider all there options in depth, what will be the effects of the options, and evaluate the option in terms of happiness. Through these steps, we will be certain if adopting the child will produce the most happiness.
Before answering the questions we need know certain facts about the children and the parents. We need to know if the cloned child will be normal, if she or he will question his or her parent decision after their birth. We need to also know about the adopted child, whether he or she is happy at the current home (agency), will the child be better off or more happy with a family, whether the child is normal, what will be the child's age, what about his or her physical appearances, and is the child is nice and kind (no behavioral problems). What about the parents? Are the parents nice and kind (no history of crime), have they looked at all types of adoption agency, will they be that unhappy with the adopted child they will never adopt a child. What is the parents' social class, what kind of people are they? These are some types of the facts that need to be looked at when answering the question which will produce the most happiness.
We have to look at the whole picture including the cloned child, the adopted child, the parents, and also the adoption agency and the cloning clinic. The cloned child needs to be looked at two different ways if the child is normal it will be happy but what if the child turns out a little different (abnormalities) then what happens to the child's happiness. The cloned child will not be happy or unhappy unless the parents decide to have him or her thus we cannot look at this factor because the cloned child... [continues]
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