So my parent has not been involved in my life pretty much since birth. We've had inconsistent contact over 17years, the last time we "spoke" was in 2009 and the last time I saw them was about 11years ago. The waiver asks me to describe the situation and provides a space to do so. I'm not whether or not I should be filling that section out or my mom and what information I should include. Also, it asks for an attached letter for a third party and must not be from family. Since I'm filling it out short notice, I am not able to ask my guidance counselor until school is back in session (I asked before the winter break but I was told that I would have to wait until we got back in school). It's due on Jan 1 so I figured I would ask a family friend who has known both my parents before I was born. I'm not sure if it counts as a valid third party. I will still send my counselors statement when I get back in school.