Since its 1923 Meyer v. Nebraska ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently confirmed the fundamental rights of par- ents and families. In Meyer, the Court recognized “the right of the individual … to marry, establish a home and bring up children”
is protected by the U.S. Constitution. Two years later, in Pierce v. Society of Sisters, the Court reinforced “the liberty of parents and guardians to direct the upbringing and education of children.”

Likewise, the Supreme Court of Texas has held that “the natural right which exists between parents and their children is one of constitutional dimensions” (Wiley v. Spratlan). However, inIn re C.H., it found that “while parental rights are of constitutional magnitude, they are not absolute.”