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15 & emancipated?

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  • 15 & emancipated?

    I was adopted at age 7, my parents gave up their rights, so my aunt and uncle took me in for 7 years . my dad is an alcoholic, and my mom is a drug abuser . my mom and dad are split up , and both remarried . i was having issues at my aunt and uncles house , i was being defiant and disruptive . many law inforcement took action .i decided to get in contact with my real dad , and see if he could adopt me back . as the process literally took a week , many people think it was illegal . The judge who signed to have their rights terminated gave them back in a week? Sounds a little funky and she really didnt like them at all . So , on to the point , being here with my dad isnt how i thought itd be. He is still drinking , and there is just alot of problems , what action or steps can i take to have myself put back with my aunt and uncle ( who is willing to take me back) My dad and i has a discussion about me being emancipated , and he was fine with that . Overall he doesnt care, and i think im better off somewhere else .

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    We are glad you reached out to us. It sounds like you have been through a lot and feel like you would be better off somewhere else. It would be difficult to live with someone struggling with alcoholism. We are not legal experts and cases can vary situation to situation. In addition to email and bulletin, we are also available by phone 24/7 (1-800-786-2929). We can help you think through next steps and provide referrals to legal aid resources.
    The minimum age for emancipation varies state by state. If you are interested in learning more about emancipation in your state we can help you look through available resources specific to your location. The emancipation process will involve a court date and a lawyer is often a helpful resource. We can also help you look for legal aid resources. Child Help ( 1-800-422-4453) is a resource that can help answer legal questions you may have regarding your most recent adoption which it sounds like you feel felt a little funky.
    It sounds like you are looking to live somewhere else and have discussed emancipation. It can be difficult to reach out for help and we are glad you contacted us. Do not hesitate to give us a call.
    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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