Pennsylvania Minor Child Power of Attorney Form


The Pennsylvania Minor Child Power of Attorney is a document that is responsive to state law requirements for a parent or guardian to delegate the care of their child/ren to a party of their selection (the Agent). Once enacted, any instructions the parent or guardian has included for the Agent to follow will be legally-binding. It is therefore crucial that prior to signing, the Agent genuinely understands the precise nature of duties and responsibilities that will be bestowed upon them once the document is executed and comes into effect.

Additional Considerations

Although Minor Child Power of Attorney arrangements are not specifically mentioned in state law, § 5603(u.3) does provide for Power of Attorney arrangements to address the “power to provide for personal and family maintenance.”

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Powers of Attorney

Signing Requirements (§ 5601(b)) – It is necessary for parents and guardians to sign the Minor Child Power of Attorney before a Notary Public and two (2) witnesses. Moreover, they are bound by state law to include and sign the notice outlined § 5601(c) at the beginning of the POA.