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    i dont want to live with my parents anymore , i really need help
    ive been wondering if i can move out at age 17 or close to be 17? i will tell my mom im moving out last minute, but i know she will say no and my dad will be mad and
    if they report me to the cops . will the laws forcely make me come back home?
    and i dont know if i should lie
    but i was planning to lie and say im "pregnant" and move out because my dad told my mom that if i end up pregnant to kick me out and go live with who ever the father is

    i just want to move out im not happy with them

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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand that it takes a great deal of courage to seek help. It sounds like you want to move out at 17. We are not legal experts but in most states, you have to be 18 before you can move out. If you leave home without your parent' s permission they have the right to file a runaway report. With a runaway report, if the police find you they would return you home. Running away is not illegal but if you decide to stay with a friend, they could get charged with harboring a runaway. However, some police departments do not accept runaway reports for 17 year old's. You could contact your local police department through their non emergency phone number, and ask about their runaway policy. If you don't feel comfortable contacting the police, we could call them for you. You may also want to consider asking your parents if they would allow you to stay with another family member or close friend. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat.

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