Oregon Minor Child Power of Attorney Form

The Oregon minor child power of attorney form is a legal document that allows a parent or legal custodian the ability to  designate an Attorney In Fact/ Agent to temporarily make decisions for the child(ren) in the temporary absence of the parent(s) or custodian. The document is designed to serve as proof that the legal guardian has the right, by state law, to temporarily make most decisions on behalf of the child(ren). This document will not allow the guardian(s) to sign documents for the adoption or marriage of the child(ren) under any circumstances.

The document, in this state, is only allowable for six (6) months. The guardian’s powers to serve the child(ren), does not require a court order and may be revoked, in writing, by the parent(s) or legal custodian at any time, in writing and by delivery to the Guardian’s location.

How to Write

Step 1 – Delegation of Powers –

  • The Principal must take the time to review the first page of information before proceeding

Step 2 – Child(ren’s) Information – Enter the following required information: The parent(s) or legal guardian must enter the following:

  • Child(ren’s) Name(s)
  • Child(ren’s) Date(s) of Birth
  • AND
  • Enter the name of the Guardian into who’s care the child(ren) shall remain until such time the child(ren) return home
  • Enter the Guardian’s street address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Home Phone Number
  • Work Phone Number
  • Check one of the boxes that will indicate the powers that will be granted. If the powers will be limited, check the second box and write or type in the specific/limited and/or restricted powers

Step 3 – Signatures – Select one of the options before providing signatures:

If selecting this option, enter the beginning and ending dates in which the powers for the child(ren) will be effective

  • This power of attorney is effective for a period not to exceed six months, beginning _______________, 20__, and ending ______________, 20__. I reserve the right to revoke this authority at any time

The second option is for parent(s) who are with the Armed Services and the dates cannot be predicted for return after deployment, simply check the box

  • Enter the parent(s) or current caregiver’s signature
  • Enter the name of the Attorney In Fact/Agent/Guardian
  • Enter the name(s) of the Child(ren)
  • If the Attorney In Fact/Agent accepts designation as temporary Guardian, they must enter their signature

Step 4 – Revocation of Powers –

The parent(s) should print the entire document for record keeping. In printing the document, the last page will be a form in which they may use to complete to revoke powers and reclaim the children. Do not complete the revocation document until it’s time to return the children to their original caregivers (parent(s) or legal custodian). When it’s time to complete the revocation document, for any reason, enter:

  • The child(ren’s) names
  • The name of the temporary Guardian
  • The date that the revocation will take place
  • Enter the parent’s or legal custodian’s signature
  • Date the document in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Either deliver the document in person, send it through  the mail (Certified mail) or have it served. The revocation will then be complete and the children must be returned to the parent’s or legal custodian
  • It would be useful, although optional, to have the revocation document notarized