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Appendix E: nomination of guardian for a minor.



NOMINATION OF GUARDIAN FOR A MINOR

I, --, the legal parent of the minor child -- who was born on --, am hereby declaring my wishes as to those individuals to be appointed the legal guardian of the person and property of my (daughter/son) in the event I am unable, physically or mentally, to care for my child.

I.

I nominate nom·i·nate  
tr.v. nom·i·nat·ed, nom·i·nat·ing, nom·i·nates
1. To propose by name as a candidate, especially for election.

2. To designate or appoint to an office, responsibility, or honor.
 --, currently residing at -- (home address) to be the legal guardian of the person and property of my minor child -- (child's name). This nomination is based on the fact that a loving and parental relationship exists between -- and my (daughter/son), -- --. Furthermore, my (daughter/son) has lived with this adult and looks to her for guidance, support, and affection. It would be detrimental to my (daughter/son) to deprive de·prive
v.
1. To take something from someone or something.

2. To keep from possessing or enjoying something.
 (her/him) of this established relationship at a time when I am unable to provide the security and care necessary to my child's healthy development.

II.

In the event -- is unable to serve as a guardian or is disqualified dis·qual·i·fy  
tr.v. dis·qual·i·fied, dis·qual·i·fy·ing, dis·qual·i·fies
1.
a. To render unqualified or unfit.

b. To declare unqualified or ineligible.

2.
 by a court of law from serving; I nominate ( -- ) to serve as the guardian of the person and property of the minor child -- (name).

III.

Both the identity and whereabouts of the minor child's natural father are unknown to me. or

The minor child was conceived through alternative insemination insemination /in·sem·i·na·tion/ (-sem?i-na´shun) the deposit of seminal fluid within the vagina or cervix.

artificial insemination  (AI) that done by artificial means.
 by donor and has no natural father.

or

The minor child was conceived through alternative insemination by donor, and said donor has waived, in writing, any and all rights he may have to object to my nomination of a guardian.

IV.

I have purposefully pur·pose·ful  
adj.
1. Having a purpose; intentional: a purposeful musician.

2. Having or manifesting purpose; determined: entered the room with a purposeful look.
 not nominated nom·i·nate  
tr.v. nom·i·nat·ed, nom·i·nat·ing, nom·i·nates
1. To propose by name as a candidate, especially for election.

2. To designate or appoint to an office, responsibility, or honor.
 my parents or siblings siblings npl (formal) → frères et sœurs mpl (de mêmes parents)  to be the guardians of my child in the event of my disability because they lack an established, close and warm relationship with my child, and I believe it would be detrimental to -- to remove (him/her) from -- (Child's name) and place (her/him) with adults who are, for all practical purposes strangers. Executed this -- day of --, 20 --, at --

--

Signature of Principal

CERTIFICATE OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT acknowledgment, in law, formal declaration or admission by a person who executed an instrument (e.g., a will or a deed) that the instrument is his. The acknowledgment is made before a court, a notary public, or any other authorized person.  OF NOTARY PUBLIC A public official whose main powers include administering oaths and attesting to signatures, both important and effective ways to minimize Fraud in legal documents.  
State of --)
          ) SS.
County of --)
On -- before me, --, personally
 (Date)       (Notary)

appeared --
      Signer(s)

Personally known to me - OR -          proved to me on the basis of
                                       satisfactory evidence to be the
                                       person(s) whose name(s) is/are
                                       subscribed to the within
                                       instrument and acknowledged to
                                       me that he/she/they executed the
                                       same in his/her/their authorized
                                       capacity(ies), and that by
                                       his/her/their signature(s) on
                                       the instrument the person(s), or
                                       the entity upon behalf of which
                                       the person(s) acted, executed the
                                       instrument.

                                       WITNESS my hand and official
                                       seal.

                                       --
                                       Notary's Signature


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