Restoration of Parental Rights

Virginia judges have the authority to terminate the rights of parents who have caused a substantial threat to a child’s life, health, or development.  But in some cases, the child is never adopted and the parents eventually turn their lives around.  As Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, several lawmakers are calling for creation of a new state process that would permit the restoration of parental rights—IF it’s in the best interest of the child.  

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