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Old 10-09-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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Hi Everyone!

If there is an emergency situation, and a single parent has to travel overseas, where in the US can the parent leave their underage child (the child cannot get a visa to the country the parent is going to)?

Thanks a lot!!!
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Old 10-09-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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I'm not aware of any place that can be done on short notice, beyond the emergency foster care system.
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Old 10-09-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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Other than turning the child over to state or county department of family services I don't know of anywhere.
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Old 10-09-2014, 04:33 PM
 
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With a close friend or relative.
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Old 10-09-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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I cant even get a babysitter for a date night so when you find out for your overseas travel OP, let me know!
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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With a close friend or relative.
Yes. I would not consider anything else. The foster care system is scary.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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Oh, wow! I recommend leaving the minor child with a close relative (non-custodial parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle) or whomever is designated as your child's guardian in your will. Ensure that the temporary guardian has power of attorney, so he or she can act as your child's representative/advocate and deal with any health, legal, or school issues in your absence. Really, though, I think this leaves your child in a very vulnerable position, so it would best to avoid it if at all possible.

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Old 10-09-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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Oh, wow! I recommend leaving the minor child with a close relative (non-custodial parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle) or whomever is designated as your child's guardian in your will. Ensure that the temporary guardian has power of attorney, so he or she can act as your child's representative/advocate and deal with any health, legal, or school issues in your absence. Really, though, I think this leaves your child in a very vulnerable position, so it would best to avoid it if at all possible.
Yes this
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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You can't just hand your child over to foster care. They don't take children like that.

No out of country emergency is more important than the care and safety of your child.

If you absolutely must go due to being in the military, you leave your child with a family member or close friend.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:49 PM
 
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This is such an odd question, I checked the OP's previous posts. This child has a father. Leave the child with him.
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