Parent Licensing Guidelines

Guidelines per Executive Order 25538—Parent Licensing

1. Licensing requirements apply to any citizen seeking to be a primary biological and/or adoptive parent.

2. Primary Applicants may not be denied a license based on race, sex, gender, sexual preference, marital status, or political affiliation.

3. Primary Applicants must be between the ages of eighteen (18) and thirty (30).

4. Primary Applicants must have a verified Family Care Plan (FCP). A Family Care Plan is defined as one or more licensed individuals who will assume the guardianship of any Primary Applicant’s offspring in the event of the Primary Applicant’s absence due to death or other causes.

a. FCPs may extend to family, friends, and all other parties invested in the welfare of the child.

b. Applicants for secondary guardianship licenses under the FCP must be between the ages of eighteen (18) and sixty-five (65).

c. FCP volunteers signing as physical guardians must be licensed as secondary guardians.

d. Primary Applicants and FCP secondary guardians must:

i. pass a cognitive evaluation.

ii. prove a sole or combined income matching or exceeding the minimum cost of raising a child as determined by each year’s calculated projections.

e. FCP volunteers wishing to contribute solely by financial means (FCP(f)) need not be licensed, but finances must be verified.

5. License is valid for the lifetime of the child(ren) born of a sanctioned pregnancy. Each additional pregnancy requires an additional license.

6. Any unlicensed individual or individuals found attempting to bypass the licensing system will lose licensing privileges in perpetuity.

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