A Maryland minor (child) power of attorney is used to appoint a temporary guardian for a child when the parent or guardian is unable to care for them. The appointed guardian will have the same powers as a parent regarding the child’s education, healthcare, and other important matters.
This form can be useful in situations such as military deployment, extended business travel, or illness. The appointee is often a family member or close friend, but anyone the parent trusts can be chosen. The form should note any powers the parent does not wish to grant the appointee. The form usually expires after six months to one year.