Child Care Power of Attorney (POA Part II)

A Child Care Power of Attorney (POA) is a temporary transfer of legal guardianship of minor children in your absence. It is a limited/special POA that give someone you trust the authority to make most decisions you would make as a parent. Under this POA, the person you appoint is responsible for caring for the child's safety and welfare, providing consent for medical treatment, and monitoring the child's school and extracurricular activities.

This type of POA is important and most commonly used when:

  • Parents are traveling abroad and leaving their child with a caretaker.
  • The child is traveling or staying with another family.
  • When a single parent has a short-term hospital stay.
  • Or, when a single parent is on active military duty.

Child Care Power Attorney Forms:

More information is available on the Power of Attorney page, including other free general and special power of attorney forms.

The following resources are also available to answer additional questions about Power of Attorney: