The North Dakota minor power of attorney form enables parents to authorize another adult to take care of their child for a limited period of time. Legally, the arrangement can only last for up to six (6) months and gives the appointed individual (the attorney-in-fact) parental rights regarding all decisions except for marriage and adoption. However, if the parent chooses to, they may further limit the types of decisions that the attorney-in-fact is allowed to make for the minor on their behalf. Common reasons for designating a temporary attorney-in-fact for the care of minor usually involve the parent being absent due to work, military deployment, or other obligations.
Laws – § 30.1-26-04, Chapter 30.1-27: Guardians of Minors § 30.1-27-01 to § 30.1-27-12, and § 14-09.3-09
Signing Requirements – Not mentioned in the North Dakota Century Code, however, the signature of a Notary Public is recommended.