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    I'm 18 years old and I've been thinking for around 4 years of moving out completely due to my mom/dad taking forever to do anything. I finally managed to get them to take me out of real school at around the 8th grade to home school me, but that never happened. That was when I was 15 years old.

    I'm now 18 years old without any sort of education, no job (never had one), no drivers licenses (I keep trying to get my mom or anyone to teach me how to drive, but no one ever does, and when it does happen it's like once every 3-5 months), I don't have a social security number nor my own ID either. I don't even have my Birth Certificate.

    Anyways, I'm hopefully planning to get all of this stuff, but I don't really know when I will, or if I ever will. All I know is, I don't care about my family, and I largely don't care about anyone here. None of this is memorable to me, and I could care less about any of it.

    My dad said I could go to Maine where my friend family lives because I'd have it a lot better there (I'd be able to get a job, my SSN, BC, etc a lot faster) but it'd be a round trip. Would it be possible if I did that, went there, and stayed? My parents would obviously be paying for the flight, but if I refused to come back, would that be illegal in any sort of way? (and before you say anything, I've already talked to the mom/dad and I wouldn't have to pay rent or anything like that)

    The plane ticket would cost between $300-$400 and I'm just wondering if taking advantage of this and staying over there instead of coming back at all would be illegal. I'm 18 years old now, so I should be able to make my own decisions as it is.

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    Reply: Planning to move, but I have a very important question

    Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.

    We appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. We understand that some situations can be disappointing and even upsetting thus making things uncertain about what to do or where to turn.
    We are not legal experts so we only can give general information regarding your situation.
    In most states 18 is the legal age of adulthood which means you can make decisions independent of your parents.
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