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    Im 17 and I want to move out of my house without parents consent

    I'm 17 and i want to know can i leave home and move in with my boyfriend an his family.I'm jut a few weeks pregnant and his parents know it they want me to live with them.and we plan on getting married as soon as possible.i know I'll be safe there.i want to know if I can choose where I want to live at 17 in Georgia without may parents permission.i haven't told my mother I'm pregnate yet because she never lets me go anywhere or even see him she's very controlling please I need help

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    re:Im 17 and I want to move out of my house without parents consent

    Hello,
    Thanks for reaching out to us during this difficult time, it sounds very scary and overwhelming. We cannot tell you what you should or shouldn’t do but can provide you with support and resources. Have you come up with a plan to talk to your Mom?
    There are agencies that can help you through this life change. Planned Parenthood at 1-800-230-7526 can put you in touch with a local clinic. It sounds like your boyfriend and his family are very involved in your life. We are glad you have a safe place to go. Keep in mind that your mom is still technically your legal guardian and if you left without permission she may make a runaway report, and police may be able to bring you back home. This is made a bit more complicated because you are pregnant. Have you thought about how that would go?
    You are more than welcome to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) to discuss your situation. We are confidential, anonymous and available 24/7. We can also be reached by chat from 4:30 to 11:30 pm CST by visiting www.1800runaway.org and clicking on the red “Live Chat” button. Good luck, we look forward to hearing from you!

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    Last edited by ccsmod4; 09-24-2014 at 05:50 AM.

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    Hi, I'm 17 and want to move out to. My parents are divorced and my dads in another state so I live with my mom who just recently got married. Since then me and her constantly fight. Like fight after fight. Nothing physical just screaming matches. And I'm done getting treated that way. My boyfriend has his own place and said I could go there. What do I do?

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    Re: Im 17 and I want to move out of my house without parents consent

    It sounds like you are going through a lot right now and we are glad you reached out to tell us a bit about it. You mentioned that you and your mom have recently been fighting a lot and it’s gotten to the point that you are thinking of leaving. Do you think there is anything that would help you and your mom’s relationship get back to a good place? You said that you are able to stay with your boyfriend if you did leave. It’s good that you are thinking of a safe plan if you did decide to leave home.

    Now you mentioned that you are 17 but concerned with what would happen if you left home. In most states the age of majority, when a youth is no longer considered a minor, is 18. But sometimes we hear that at 17 some local police may not take a runaway report or make a youth return back home. It’s often times best to call your local police to see how they would deal with that situation in your area. Even if you don’t want to tell them about your situation you can just call and ask a few general questions. You may want to ask questions such as…

    *at what age is a youth no longer considered a runaway?
    *If a 17 y/o leaves home without permission, do you still take a runaway report?
    *If yes: what happens if/when that youth is found?

    Please keep in mind if you would like to discuss your situation more in depth you can always contact us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). Our hotline is available 24 hours a day. You can also reach out to us through our live chat that is available from 4:30p to 11:30p CST. All of our services are completely confidential and anonymous. While we can’t tell you what to do there is always someone available to provide support, discuss options, and even find helpful resources in your area. Please feel free to reach out to us anytime. Take care.

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    im 15

    I want to move out asap, so im hoping I can at the age 17. My mother and I are always argueing, over my dads side of the family and it drives me crazy!

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    Hello,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. Sounds like things are very intense for you right now so we’re glad that you’re trying to find some options.

    It sounds like you’re trying to find options for when you turn 17. Do you think that a lot will change between now and then and maybe you’ll have a better idea of what you want then? Also, the legal age of adulthood in most states is 18, which means you can’t really decide where you get to live just yet. Do you think your mom will let you live somewhere else at that point?

    If you’d like to explore options for how to handle this situation now or when you’re 17, we’re here to help. Please call out hotline at 1800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) and speak with someone about your situation. That way we can explore everything that might be available to you. We’re anonymous, confidential and available 24/7. If the phone doesn’t work, you can try our live chat from our website from 430p-1130p (central standard time).

    Hope to hear from you soon.
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    17 and cant stay home

    hi, im 17 and i basically take care of myself. my mom and dad dont like my attitude and we argue almost everyday. and when we dont argue we are avoiding each other. its very stressful for me to go to school, go to work and come home to no peace. i reall need/want to move out asap. are there any options for me?

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    17 and can't stay home

    First, thanks for your question! That sounds very difficult, and we can imagine that it's very hard for you to try and juggle so much.

    It's understandable that you would like to move out. Depending on your location, however, there may be some laws that prevent minors from leaving home without being reported as a runaway or a missing youth. In some states at the age of 17 police may not take a runaway report or make a youth return home. Sometimes the best way to get the most accurate information is to contact the local police in your area on a non emergency line and just ask some questions about age of majority and how they would deal with a 17 year old in your area if they left home.

    Other options that might be helpful are counseling or family support services. Our hotline (24/7, confidential, and anonymous) is always available with well-trained volunteers who can help you work through whatever you're dealing with, so please feel free to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) if you would like to discuss your situation more in depth. There is always someone here to listen.

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    im 17 years old and 5 months!!!

    I want to to to florida and look at college oppertonities before I move there in febuary my mom said yes but my dad said no there for I couldn't to.. What can I do to legaly be able to to visit florida before I'm 18? I have a job.. I graduate from high school next month What can I do..

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    RE: im 17 years old and 5 months!!!

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting us. It sounds like you are concerned about being able to visit Florida legally without your father’s permission. Just to let you know, we are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice. Technically, it is not against the law to run away. In most places it’s considered a status offence. However, anyone that you are caught staying with could be charged with ‘harboring a runaway’ should your dad decide to press charges.

    It sounds like you are going to look at colleges, and not to run away from home. Have you tried talking to your dad about how important this opportunity is to you? Sometimes it can be helpful to have a third party talk to your legal guardian about what is going on. Here at the National Runaway Safeline we offer conference calls with your legal guardians to help keep the lines of communication open.

    We are available for you 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY or by live chat at www.1800ruanway.org from 4:30pm-11:30pm Central Standard Time. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck!

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