Termination of Parental Rights Tag

Many laws that have been put in place protect the rights of parents with regards to their children. The rights, however, are based on the concept that children are better off with their biological parents than without. At the heart of the issue is the vulnerability that comes from being a child; children are less able to adequately voice their concerns regarding their family lifestyles, and thus, certain laws have been put into place to ensure their protection, even in the face of parental rights. Though parental rights are fundamental, government officials do have a right to intervene on these rights if there is harm or a threat of harm to a child while within the family home.