If you are caring for a relative’s child, you need a Power of Attorney signed by the parents to permit you to make the everyday decisions for this child, such as enrolling in school and getting medical care. This agreement does not guarantee that you will be allowed to make these decisions, but it makes it more likely. A power of attorney does not take any authority away from the child’s parents, and they can revoke it at any time. You can use a template from a legal aid clinic, or the one included here.
- Temporary Parental Safety Agreement
- Becoming a Licensed Kinship Foster Parent
- Caregiving Without Becoming a Foster Parent