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    Hi I am 15 and live in new jersey

    I am adopted and live only with my adopted mom she verbally abuses me and is constantly telling me I am grown so I can leave my house but she says once I leave I can’t come back I want to runaway to a friends house but I don’t want to get her and her family in trouble. But if my mom told me to get out of the house is there any legal issues with that will get that family in trouble?
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 01-31-2020, 03:39 AM.

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    I am adopted and live only with my adopted mom...

    Thank you for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline.

    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. You don’t deserve the abuse you have been getting from her. It’s not your fault that this is happening. We are not legal experts and only have general information we can give you. If she tells you to leave you have the right to seek safe harbor be it with a friend, family member, emergency shelter etc..

    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Take care,
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
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