Illinois Minor Child Power of Attorney Form
An Illinois minor child power of attorney form briefly delegates a parent’s responsibilities to a trusted individual. This document does not establish permanent guardianship and should be at most one (1) year, except in special cases. The appointed person (the agent) receives temporary rights over the child during the form’s active period.
Parents can explicitly define the agent’s permitted and restricted actions concerning child care. Typical responsibilities granted to the agent include financial support, educational decisions, and medical care management. However, parents can also specify limitations, such as prohibiting the agent from bathing the child.
State Laws: ILCS 45/4-3
Signing Requirements: The parent(s) and a witness must sign the form.