What does a guardianship mean for the child’s relationship with their parents?

The child’s parents are still their parents – a guardianship doesn’t change that.  Guardianship suspends parents’ ability to make decisions about the child’s life because the guardian raises the child as his/her own.  The child can still see their parents, but the child and guardian will decide when and how often these visits will happen.  A court can also determine when a child sees the child’s parents by making a visitation order.  Also, a guardianship can be terminated by the Court at any time if a parent is able to resume taking care of the child, the child wants to reunify with a parent, and it is in the child’s best interest to return to the care of a parent.