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Power of Attorney for Child

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Governing Law

Virginia

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Different states have different rules and regulations. Your Power of Attorney for Child will be customized for Virginia.


Frequently Asked Questions
Which governing law should I choose?Choose the state where the Power of Attorney for Child will be signed (executed).What is a Power of Attorney for Child for?A Power of Attorney for Child allows a parent or guardian to delegate broad or specific parental powers to a third party for a temporary period of time. It may also be referred to as a Power of Attorney to Delegate Parental Power, a Power of Attorney for Care of a Minor Child, an Authorization Agreement for Nonparent Caregiver, etc.

The Power of Attorney for Child does not transfer guardianship or legal custody, and does not change or deprive the parent or guardian of any parental or legal authority regarding the care and custody of their child.

If you wish to transfer guardianship or legal custody, you will need to comply with state laws regarding guardianship applications and may need to use a prescribed form.


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POWER OF ATTORNEY TO DELEGATE PARENTAL OR LEGAL CUSTODIAL POWERS

1. I certify that I am the parent or legal custodian of:

______________________
(Full name of minor child)
July 24, 2021
(Date of birth)

2. I designate ____________________ of ___________________________, ___________________ as the attorney-in-fact of each child listed above.

3. I delegate to the attorney-in-fact all of my power and authority regarding the care, custody, and property of each minor child named above, including the right to enroll the child in school, the right to inspect and obtain copies of education records and other records concerning the child, the right to attend school activities and other functions concerning the child, and the right to give or withhold any consent or waiver with respect to school activities, medical and dental treatment, and any other activity, function, or treatment that may concern the child. This delegation shall not include the power or authority to consent to marriage or adoption of the child, the performance or inducement of an abortion on or for the child, or the termination of parental rights to the child. I understand that this power of attorney shall not operate to change or modify any parental or legal rights, obligations, or authority established by an existing court order or deprive a parent or legal custodian of any parental or legal rights, obligations, or authority regarding the custody, visitation, or support of any child under Title 20 of the Code of Virginia, and I understand that I shall continue to be bound by any obligations in such order. By my signature below, I hereby certify that I am not executing this power of attorney for any unlawful purpose or for the primary purpose of enrolling my child in a school for the sole purpose of participating in the academic or interscholastic athletics programs provided by that school.
OR
I/We delegate to the attorney-in-fact the following specific powers and responsibilities:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.

This delegation shall not include the power or authority to consent to marriage or adoption of the child, the performance or inducement of an abortion on or for the child, or the termination of parental rights to the child. I/We understand that this power of attorney shall not operate to change or modify any parental or legal rights, obligations, or authority established by an existing court order or deprive a parent or legal custodian of any parental or legal rights, obligations, or authority regarding the custody, visitation, or support of any child under Title 20 of the Code of Virginia, and I/we understand that I/we shall continue to be bound by any obligations in such order. By my/our signature below, I/we hereby certify that I/we am/are not executing this power of attorney for any unlawful purpose or for the primary purpose of enrolling my/our child/children in a school for the sole purpose of participating in the academic or interscholastic athletics programs provided by that school.

4. This power of attorney is effective for a period not to exceed 180 days, beginning July 24, 2021 and ending July 24, 2021. I  reserve the right to revoke this authority at any time.
OR
I/We am/are a service member, as defined by § 20-166 of the Code of Virginia, and am/are on, or am/are scheduled to be on, active duty for a period that is set to last longer than 180 days. This power of attorney is effective for a period not to exceed the period of active duty plus 30 days, beginning __________ (insert date) and ending __________ (insert date). I/We reserve the right to revoke this authority at any time.

Signature of parent/legal custodian, ____________________: ________________________

Date: ________________ ____, ________

5. I hereby accept my designation as attorney-in-fact for the minor child specified in this power of attorney and agree to act at all times in the best interests of the child specified herein and within the limits of the powers delegated to me. I understand that this power of attorney does not change or modify any parental or legal rights, obligations, or authority established by an existing court order or deprive a parent or legal custodian of any parental or legal rights, obligations, or authority regarding the custody, visitation, or support of the child specified herein. By my signature below, I affirm that I have received notice of any existing court order regarding the custody, visitation, or support of the child and agree to honor the rights of a parent or legal custodian of the child as specified in such order.

Signature of attorney-in-fact: ___________________________
Date: ______________________

6. I, _______________________, on behalf of _______________________, hereby approve the designation of the aforementioned attorney-in-fact for the minor child specified in this power of attorney and accept responsibility for the supervision of the placement during the time the child is in the care of the attorney-in-fact.

Signature of representative of licensed child-placing agency: _________________________
Date: ____________________

Commonwealth of Virginia
____________________ County

I, __________________, a notary public for the county aforesaid, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, do certify that ____________________, whose name is signed to the writing above (or hereto annexed) bearing date on the ________ day of ________________, ________ has acknowledged the same before me in my county aforesaid.

Given under my hand this ________ day of ________________, ________.

                                                                                       ____________________________
                                                                                       [Signature of Person Taking Acknowledgment]
                                                                                       ____________________________
                                                                                       [Title or Rank]
                                                                                       ____________________________
                                                                                      [Serial Number, if any]
Notary's Registration Number: _______________

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