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    my family hate me and have physically and emotionally hurt me a lot. I've tried to find families to adopt me but they all want younger children so I don't know what to do anymore
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 03-03-2018, 01:13 AM.

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    You mentioned some things that raise concern for your safety and well-being. If any harm or abuse is happening at home, you don’t deserve to be abused and you have the right to report it.
    It is not your fault that this is happening.

    We are not experts on the issue, but generally once it's been reported, social services will either decide whether or not to take the case and further investigate. If they do take the case, they will send out someone from child protective services to do an investigation (interviewing people in the household) and from there they will decide the level of danger within the household. It generally ranges from no danger (the youth stays in the home, some services are given, and the case is closed), moderate danger (they will provide family services with possible temporary displacement) and high danger (they will remove the youth from the home and offer certain services).

    If you feel like this is an option you want to explore, you may find this website helpful: We can also help you to file a report if that’s the route you are considering.

    Please be safe and reach out soon by phone or chat so that we may help.

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