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  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I’m currently a month away from turning 18 pregnant with my second baby , I’m undocumented but was brought here when I was a year old & been here my whole life is there any way of me gettting a ssn

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  • ccsmod3
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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline. We are glad you took the time to share your situation with us and ask for support. We understand you want to go be with your mom but frustrated your dad will not let you go. We are wondering would feel more comfortable living with your mom rather than your dad?

    Though we are not legal experts and cannot provide general information, it might be helpful to contact someone who might be able to answer some legal questions about living circumstances. Maybe asking a general legal aid office in your area. If you give us a call we can look into if there is legal aid in your area using our resource database. But mostly importantly it is important to know who your legal guardian is. Because if your mom does not have legal custody of you and you go to live with her, you could be considered a runaway and your dad would have the right to file a runaway police report, since you are under the age of 18. However, when you turn 18 years old, in most states you will be able to go anywhere you please to live.

    But if your mom does have legal custody over you, you could have a say in the matter. Have you considered continuing the discussion with your dad to see if some compromise can be made? We do have a conference call service here at National Runaway Safeline, where we can have you on one line and your dad on another line and the call center liner who answered your call could moderate the conversation.

    We’re glad you reached out to us. If you would like to talk further about your situation, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-786-2929. Best of luck.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I’m 17 about to turn 18 and I’m at my dads house and I don’t want to be here I want to go to my moms house who live 8 minutes away but he won’t let me leave. She is willing to come get me but according to him I’m not leaving. He says I have no say in it either. I don’t really think this is ok

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  • ccsmod10
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. From your email to us here, we can see that you have very similar questions to a lot of our callers and you’re looking for some answers. It seems like there must be a lot going on at your moms home if you’re thinking about going to live with your dad. It’s great that you were able to find out some information about our hotline. Hopefully we can help.

    We aren’t legal experts here by any means, so we can only talk in general about what the rules/laws are for runaways. Since it sounds like both of your parents aren’t on the same page with letting you move from one house to the other, just leaving might be a little difficult. One parent usually gets awarded primary custody and the other secondary custody assuming your mom has custody since you’ve been living with her. So if your father were to just come and get you, he might be get in trouble with the law himself. An option you may want to consider is reaching out to a legal aid and asking some questions regarding what it would take in order for you mother to regain custody of you. If you are able to give us a call, we would be more than willing to provide you with a resource where you will be able to do so.

    We hope that we were able to help you think a little more about your options and brainstorm some more with you, if you feel like you would still need some more support or go through some more options, please feel free to reach out to us here at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) we are here 24/7. We also have a live chat service which is available from 4:30 PM to 11:30 PM CST. We wish you the best of luck in whatever it is you decide to do and hope to hear from you soon.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I’m 17 years old my mom won’t allow me to see my dad is it illegal if I leave without her permission and see him?

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  • ccsmod10
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,
    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It seems like there must be a lot going on in your life, especially at home. It’s great that you were able to find out some information about our hotline. Hopefully we can help.

    Legally you are a minor and under your guardian’s supervision until you are 18, or are emancipated by a court of law. As far as keeping your job, if your state requires you to have a workers permit, your mom could take that back. Other than that, your mom shouldn’t be able to necessarily keep you from working, unless you left the house without her permission. Which could lead to a runaway report but it’s unlikely. While we’re not law experts, we can try to find one in your area, there may be legal ways for you to be able to move out of your house. We’re here to try to brainstorm options with you. You may also want to call your local police station and ask them your questions about your job because they are experts of your state laws.

    We’re here if you’d like to talk more about what’s going on at home. You are always welcome to call into our 24/7 crisis center, or use our chatting services via our website. However, the chatting service is not open 24/7. So the best way to tell us everything would be to just call into our hotline and talk to one of our trained liners.

    Be safe, NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I’m 17, turning 18 in October. My mom doesn’t want me to work but I need the job because I’m moving out as soon as I’m 18. Do I have any rights to be able to keep my job if my mom doesn’t want me to?

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  • ccsmod10
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out. We are not a legal resource, so you may want to contact the nearest social security administration office near you, as we are not acquainted with the ins-and-outs of social security entitlements.

    Best,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I’m 16 and my mom is not letting me have my social se card what can I do

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  • ccsmod0
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello After reading your post we noticed that it had a similar theme to other users. We have attached the reply to this threat. If you have any other follow-up questions please feel free to give us a call. 1-800-786-2929
    Originally posted by Guest View Post
    I'm 18 and moved out of my parents house. Well more like they kicked me out. I want to get a job but need my birth certificate. I already have my social security card. My mom refuses to give me my birth certificate and is telling me that it is her's and my dads property, and that I do not have the right to demand them give me my birth certificate.

    Hi there,
    Thanks so much for contacting us about this issue. While we're not legal experts, we're almost certain that your parents do not own your birth certificate. You may feel free to call your non-emergency police department and confirm this information, and see what other sorts of actions you/they can take to get your certificate back. Additionally, you may find this resource helpful: https://www.usa.gov/replace-vital-documents.
    Best,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I am over 18 and had
    ​my mom hold on to my state ID and now that I'm asking for it she won't give it to me. Is that legal?

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  • ccsmod11
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,

    Thanks so much for contacting us about this issue. While we're not legal experts, we're almost certain that your parents do not own your birth certificate. You may feel free to call your non-emergency police department and confirm this information, and see what other sorts of actions you/they can take to get your certificate back. Additionally, you may find this resource helpful: https://www.usa.gov/replace-vital-documents.

    Best,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I'm 18 and moved out of my parents house. Well more like they kicked me out. I want to get a job but need my birth certificate. I already have my social security card. My mom refuses to give me my birth certificate and is telling me that it is her's and my dads property, and that I do not have the right to demand them give me my birth certificate.

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  • ccsmod11
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. It sounds like you've had a lot of problems navigating social services to get your documentation. This must be very upsetting for you, as you've been doing what you're supposed to and reaching out to others who could have access to these documents. We're not legal experts and therefore don't know all the ways you can replace these vital documents, but the following website may help you figure out how to get your documentation back: https://www.usa.gov/replace-vital-documents. We also are able to help you find a shelter if you need a place to stay. Just call us at 1-800-786-2929 for this assistance.

    Best,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hello I got placed into a foster home in December 2017 and turned 18 January and moved in with my bf my state worker says she doesn't have any of my documents and can't help me get them because I'm no longer I care my birth mother says that she gave it to my worker when I entered care. So it's been 3 months and we r about to go homeless and I can't get a job or anything and I'm clueless what to do I've tried to go to the DMV and social security office and they say they can't give it to me without proper documentation.so what do I do ?

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