I have a 4-year-old daughter. Her mother and I, unfortunately, were never married and are no longer together. As I have gotten my life back together and returned to the Church, I have wanted to have my daughter baptized. Her mother presently will likely not permit it. (To be clear: There is a current joint custody agreement in which we agreed to have her baptized, without specifying the church. That agreement is up for modification and I am reasonably certain, but not 100% certain, that her mother would prevent my efforts to have her baptized in the Catholic Church.)
The new custody arrangement won’t be decided until next year, after which I probably will have sole custody and be able to have the sacrament administered. Until then, though, I am concerned for my daughter’s soul should tragedy befall her. I know there are two other forms of baptism, and I know that in certain situations I would be able to baptize her. However, it does not appear that the elements exist to make it one of those certain situations, and I am not so sure that the other forms apply. Is my little girl’s soul in any danger?