Sorry if the post is a little long. One of the kids I've been sponsoring for years (paying for school, buying clothes, cellphones, giving money to the mother for food...) is 16 now and supposedly a very talented baseball player, he throws the ball at just over 80 miles an hour (I don't know nothing about baseball). Recently there's been these "managers" coming around and offering to buy him whatever he needs but they want the mother to sign some sort of a contract with them and give them the kid's birth certificate. The mother has refused she told them the kid doesn't need anything there is already somebody who's helping him out. I also told her not to sign anything, but they are very poor and the mother is practically illiterate and could easily be tricked into signing something. My question is, what would be the validity of the contract if she signed something (I suppose the kid can't sign anything since he's still a minor) and what would be the best way to protect the kid from these sharks? Someone told me I should make a contract with them as the kid's manager so all the other contacts after that would be void, but I don't really wanna do that, I hope he gets signed to a professional team but as I said I don't know a first thing about baseball. Thanks.