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 their 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.