A Power of Attorney for Child is a legal document that a parent uses in order to authorize another adult (known as the attorney-in-fact or agent) to act in their place on behalf of the child. This permission slip per say tells others such as teachers or doctors that when a parent’s signature is needed on a document, that this other adult has the authority to sign in place of the parent themselves. By signing this type of legal document, the parent doesn’t give up any parental right. With a Power of Attorney, the parent shares the right to make decisions with a designated adult. This allows you to give these rights to someone that you trust has the ability to make important decisions regarding your child in your absence. It’s important a lawyer is used to draft this document as it is required to follow all local state laws.