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    Default Leaving DS with parents, need letter in case of emergency

    We will be leaving sooner than expected to adopt a newborn. DS is staying with my parents and they want a letter from us in case there is a medical emergency and we can not be reached. Does anyone know how this should be worded? I have tried to search here and and I have no idea what I am doing! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA,

    Kathleen

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    Default RE: Leaving DS with parents, need letter in case of emergency

    I'd think just write up something very general. "We, (mom's name) & (dad's name) hereby give permission to (grandparents names) to make all necessary decisions & take any action necessary in the event of a medical emergency where the parents cannot be reached."
    Definitely can use some improvement, but I don't think it needs to be too legalese sounding. You have no trust issue that they'd misuse it, right? It sounds like they just want to cover themselves in case he needs any kind of medical care & the authorities (dr, hospital, etc.) say - 'well you're not the parent or legal guardian, so we can't take your word for it.'
    Hope this helped & good luck with your adoption trip.
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    Default RE: Leaving DS with parents, need letter in case of emergency

    Have it noterized also. Anyone could write up a letter and say it was from you but w/ a notery stamp it has more legal standing
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    Default RE: Leaving DS with parents, need letter in case of emergency

    I don't know about the letter, but CONGRATS on your adoption!! :)

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    Default RE: Leaving DS with parents, need letter in case of emergency

    Congratulations!!

    I don't know about the legalities of your state, but here is a form provided by a lawfirm in Arizona:
    http://forms.vanosteen.com/pdf/power...l-services.pdf

    Here is a link which allows you to generate and print your own form:
    https://www.legaldocs.com/docs/child_1.mv

    HTH!

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    Default RE: Leaving DS with parents, need letter in case of emergency

    Kathleen,

    You have some great advice regarding the letter.

    Big hugs and congrats to you and family on your new addition!
    Please keep us updated!!!

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    fredsmom Guest

    Default Thank You!

    All of this is exactly what I was looking for! My brain has been going a mile a minute and I just can't concentrate enough to figure it out by myself.

    We are matched with a birth mother who is due January 20th but has been having some premature labor. She is going to the doctors today and we should have some news this evening. So we are trying to get ready in case we need to leave tomorrow.

    Thanks for all the good wishes, you all are great!

    Kathleen

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