Being a parent is a tough job, and it only gets tougher when you have a lot of appointments and deadlines to meet that you sometimes find it difficult to attend to your child. However, it is still a parent’s duty to care for their children. But there are special cases when a parent cannot care for their own child, this is where a legal guardian steps in.
When this happens, legal guardians need a parent’s permission to take care of the child on behalf of the parent. Here are some parental authorization forms you can use if you wish to have your child be taken care of by a legal guardian. Check them out.
An authorization form is a report that is approved by a person or an organization that grants authority to another person or group of people to carry on with current engagements. For some cases, this can also be used as a valid document that confirms actions being done by the person or the organization for its purpose.
This is to certify that the parents have given the legal guardian rights to carry out the purpose and that they are doing it in their own free will.
A parental authorization form is also called a parental consent form. It is used to ask the parent or parent’s consent to let their guardian take care of them on behalf of the parents.
This is where the parent or parents filled out their complete names, the date, the address, contact information and their child’s complete name, age and birthday.
Place as to how long you wish to let the legal guardian care for your child or your children.
What is the purpose of filling out the form? Do you agree to let this person take care of your child. There are also some questions leading to this, so you have to answer them as honestly as possible.
Who is the authorized person and how is he or she related to you? How is he or she related to your children?
This is just to make sure that you are the legal guardian and that the information you wrote down is correct.
This is done after the parents or the legal guardian fills up the necessary information.
This may depend on the parents and the legal guardian’s agreement. But yes, it is fine to have more than one legal guardian to sign especially if both of you are married and willing to care for the child.
Simply tell the person to hand the child over to you as you are the appointed guardian. You may also present proof that you are appointed guardian from the child’s parents.
If in the case of the other guardian fails to do their duty, you may take legal action and take the child away for their safety.
They can only take away your status if you have broken the agreement or if the parents have taken their child back.
Show them the form signed by both you and the parents. They may wish to ask for proof as part of their standard operating procedure.
Understanding the need for a parental authorization form can help when you are given the task of legal guardianship. With the examples stated above and a few pointers as to what to expect, surely filling up the form would be easy as pie.