Hello friend. My name is XXXXX XXXXX welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice, and, (2) there may be a slight
delay between your follow ups and my replies.
The answer is yes
, but only in a limited way. In other words, there is no need to get a formal custody order from the court. A simple Power of Attorney
form should do, and in Utah this is called Delegating a Parent's or Guardian's Powers to an Attorney-in-Fact
, and can be found here
(scroll down to "Forms" and see Power of Attorney over Protected Person or Minor Child
in PDF or Word format).
The POA should be downloaded and printed by the parents, signed in front of a notary (or the Colombian equivalent) OR a notary from the US Embassy/Consulate, and then brought with the minor to the USA. This should allow the US hosts to make decisions for the child in terms of medical, educational, and other needs for the time that they are here. The POA must be renewed every 6 months, meaning if the minor will be here for more than 6 months, the parents should send a new form every 6 months via postal mail to the host parents.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Best of luck.
Gentle Reminder: Please use the REPLY
button to keep chatting, or RATE
my answer when we are finished. Kindly rate my answer as one of the top three faces
and then submit
, as this is how I get credit for my time with you. Rating my answer the bottom two faces does not give me credit and reflects poorly on me, even if my answer is correct.
I work very hard to formulate an informative and honest answer for you; please reciprocate my good faith. (You may always ask follow ups at no charge after rating