A California minor (child) power of attorney form is used when a parent/guardian is unable to take care of their child(ren) temporarily and needs to appoint another adult the legal authority to care for their child(ren). This form is often used when the normal caregiver is separated from their children for immigration reasons, active military duty, or incarceration. Unless otherwise stated on the form, the appointed agent will have the right to exercise all parental authority regarding the minor. A termination date may be set in the appropriate space on the form if necessary; however, the parent(s) may revoke this power of attorney in writing at any time.
Laws – Not mentioned in state statutes
Signing Requirements (§ 4121) – Notary Public or Two (2) Witnesses