Your Guide to Choosing a Guardian

Your Guide to Choosing a Guardian

POTENTIAL GUARDIAN'S NAME:

VALUES

Questions (Rate each item on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest)

  • I agree with how this person raises her own kids (choose 0 if she has none).
  • This person's religious beliefs are in line with mine.
  • I agree with this person's views on discipline.
  • I agree with decisions this person makes in her own life.
  • I agree with this person's choice to be a working mom or stay-at-home mom.
  • I like this person's interests, hobbies, and other people she associates with.

Total =

RELATIONSHIPS

Questions (Rate each item on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest)

  • My child has a great relationship with this person.
  • I trust this person.
  • I have known this person a long time.
  • This person is family, or as close as family.
  • This person has a network of friends and family who support her.

Total =

AGE

Questions (Rate each item on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest)

  • This person acts appropriately for her age.
  • This person is young enough to be energetic while my child is growing.
  • My child is young enough that age matters.
  • This person is in good health.

Total =

LOCATION

Questions (Rate each item on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest)

  • My child spends a lot of time in this person's house.
  • If my child lived with this person, she wouldn't have to move out of town.
  • If my child lived with this person, she wouldn't have to change schools.
  • My child has been to where this person lives and enjoys it.

Total =

OTHER CHILDREN

Questions (Rate each item on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest)

  • My child gets along with this person's children (choose 5 if this doesn't apply)

TOTAL SCORE =

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