Oh God, a loud resounding yes. As of now, any John, Dick, Jill & Jane can become parents & look at the results of such. Children have to endure abuse, impoverishment & other forms of ills as the result of parents who are totally not fit emotionally, intellectually/educationally, psychologically, & most of all, socioeconomically to be parents. If people thought mindfully & be prepared emotionally, intellectually/educationally, psychologically, & socioeconomically before they became parents, most of our societal ills would be eradicated.
Yes, there should be mandates placed to determine a person's emotional, intellectual/educational, psychological, & socioeconomic fitness to be a parent. Parenthood isn't nor shouldn't be for any old John, Dick, Jill & Jane. Parenthood should be for those who have through tests demonstrated their emotional, intellectual/educational, psychological, & most of all, socioeconomic fitness & preparedness to be parents. After all, parenthood is one of the highest vocations as one is entrusted with the nurturing, guidance, & education of future generation & only a few are capable of being effective parents.