A guardianship is a legal arrangement for who will have custody and be responsible for the care of child, or "ward." The guardian acts in the child's interests.
State laws vary on how to get guardianship, but in general you’ll have to convince the court that you can give the child a better home than the parents can.
Unlike permanent guardianship, temporary guardianship usually only lasts a few months, after which the child goes back to their parents.
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