Maryland Minor Child Power of Attorney Form


When there are one or more reasons that prevent a parent or guardian from administering care to their child, they can execute a Maryland Minor Child Power of Attorney (POA) to remedy the situation. A document that is legally-compliant with state laws on the matter, a Minor Child POA enables parents and guardians to nominate another party (called the Agent) to take care of their child in the specific circumstances outlined in the document. The parents and guardians who enact it have the right to select the circumstances they wish for the Agent can act and the manner in which they may do so.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements (§ 17-110) – The following signing requirements exist for a Maryland Minor Child Power of Attorney Form:

  • The parents / guardians must sign the form,
  • A Notary Public must authorize their signature/s, and
  • Two (2) or more adult witnesses must attest and sign the form in the Principal’s presence and in the presence of one another.