Free Printable Forms for Single Parents

Every family is different but you’d have a hard time knowing that when it comes to filling out official documents like insurance papers. For single parents and blended families, it can be hard to keep everyone’s pertinent information straight. As a single parent, you're in charge of managing a lot of information about and for your kids, from visitation schedules to accurate contact information. Fortunately, getting your "house in order" is easier than you think. Use these free printable forms to maintain up-to-date records for every member of your family. And don't forget to get them notarized for added peace of mind. They are easy to use and understand. It’s a way to make sure that your children and your family are prepared for any issues that might arise when multiple people are involved in child rearing. 

Emergency Contact Form

Emergency Contact Form
J. Wolf

Tired of filling out school forms that assume all families are exactly the same, with two parents, two kids, a dog, and a cat? This free printable emergency contact form was created with single-parent families in mind. It includes space for recording:

  • The full contact information for both parents
  • Detailed information about your visitation schedules
  • Up to three additional emergency contacts
  • Phone numbers of your kids' doctors and dentists

Note: Remember to have the form notarized.

Medical Release Form

Printable medical release form.
J. Wolf

You can't be with your kids 24/7, yet you want to make sure they can receive proper medical treatment even when you're at work or out of town. Use this form to ensure that your kids can receive emergency medical treatment even when they're in the care of another adult. This printable form includes:

  • Your contact information
  • Pertinent medical information regarding each child
  • Your kids' physicians' and dentists' phone numbers
  • Insurance information
  • Consent to treat your children during a medical emergency

Note: Remember to have the form notarized.

Parenting Plan Worksheets

Printable parenting plan worksheets
J. Wolf

Mapping out who will be responsible for what and when is one of the biggest hurdles for newly separated parents. Use these free parenting plan worksheets to develop your family's individualized parenting plan. Each section will walk you through a different set of decisions you need to make, including:

  • Residential schedule
  • Visitation schedules
  • Holiday schedules
  • Schedule changes
  • Transportation

Form to Establish Temporary Guardianship

Temporary Guardianship Form
J. Wolf

Need to leave your kids with a trusted adult overnight or while you travel for work? While you might not need this form if you’re leaving the kids with grandma for the night, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you think contacting you might be hard while you’re away, this form can be a lifesaver. This form is especially useful for active duty service members who may need to leave their children for months at a time. Use this form to designate another adult as a temporary guardian in the event that you will be temporarily unavailable to care for your kids while you are:

  • Traveling
  • Undergoing a medical procedure
  • Hospitalized
  • Serving in the military

Note: Remember to have the form notarized.

By Jennifer Wolf
Jennifer Wolf is a PCI Certified Parent Coach and a strong advocate for single moms and dads.