Many families having children assume that the Commonwealth of Virginia offers a temporary disability program. This often proves to be a faulty assumption.

Parents should purchase a private policy before getting sick, hurt, or pregnant. We they must stop working, the policy may replace a portion of income. This keeps the family afloat during difficult times.


Parents having children in Virginia find little in the way of financial support from the Commonwealth during parental leave. Mom and dad must find alternatives to cut expenses and find additional resources while caring for a newborn.

The federal FMLA provides unpaid job protections for workers who qualify. Those who are ineligible face the prospect of job loss as well.