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    I left when i was 17 and moved in with my boyfriend and his family but i had my mothers permission. My sister is tired of my father and doesnt want to live with my mother , she wants to live with me . i am 19 and the people i live with can support her . shes 15 and lives in a different state. I live in michigan she lives in south carolima. I was wondering if she wanted to live with me what would i have to do to make it happen.

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    Hello There,
    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like your sister may be going through a really difficult time right now. We are not legal experts but we do have some general information on the laws.
    Because your sister is a minor if she left without permission, her legal guardian does have the right to file a runaway report. If the police do find her they most likely would bring her back home. One option you could consider is talking with your mom and seeing if your mother would give permission for your sister to live with you. Another option you could consider is emancipation, which would grant your sister adult rights before turning 18. To find out more about the emancipation process you could contact your local court house and see what the process looks like. You can also contact us and we can offer you legal aid resources over chat or by phone.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you or your sister would like to give us a call to ask more questions or explore options please do! We are here 24/7 to listen and provide support!
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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