Appendix E: 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 nominate --, 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 (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.
In the event -- is unable to serve as a guardian or is disqualified by a court of law from serving; I nominate ( -- ) to serve as the guardian of the person and property of the minor child -- (name).
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 by donor and has no natural father.
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.
I have purposefully not nominated my parents or siblings 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 OF NOTARY PUBLIC
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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