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    I'm 17 and I live in Oklahoma. I want to live with my mom in Texas but my dad says no. He works off all the time. My stepmom has raised me for 12 yrs and I love her and my dad but I really want to live with my mom. Can I get in trouble if I run away to my other parent? Please help, I want to leave very soon.

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    RE: Im 17almost and i want to run away from my dads to my moms


    Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. It seems like you’re in a pretty tough situation, so it was smart of you to reach out for some support. We are not legal experts, so it is difficult to give you an exact answer to your question. With that being said, it is not illegal to runaway. However, if your father files a runaway report and you interact with the police, you may be returned back to Oklahoma. There are many factors that could determine if the police would get involved. Many times, it depends on the county you’re in. If you’re interested, one option might be to contact your local police department (in Oklahoma) to find out some more information.

    Another option for you could be to contact us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We would be able to talk through some options and available legal resources for further questions. We are available 24/7 and are confidential and anonymous. If calling isn’t your thing, you can also chat with us through our website ( from 4:30pm-11:30pm Central Standard Time.

    Looking forward to hearing from you and good luck,

    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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