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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us with your question. We're sorry your aunt is so difficult and treats you so badly. The good news is that once you are 18 you would no longer be considered a minor or under her custody. While we can't give any guarantees, we don't think there should be any problem with you registering for a new school without your aunt's involvement after you are 18. Probably the best thing would be to contact the school you want to enroll in about how you can do that.

    Please feel free to call us anytime at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat with us via the chat feature on our website: www.1800runaway.org. We're happy to listen, discuss what all your options are, and provide you with any resources that you may need. And we are here 24/7 and are confidential. We hope to hear from you soon!

    All the best,
    NRS Crisis Team

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    Guest replied
    Hi I am turning 18 in 6 months and I live with my aunt she’s my legal guardian and when I’m 18 I was planning to move out and stay with my mom but I’m still in school so I need to know how I can transfer to a school where she lives at without my aunts involvement. My aunt is very toxic and controlling so I’ve been planning for months I need answers please respond

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,


    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on.


    We aren't legal experts, but leaving home if you're under 18 is typically tricky without parental permission. However, if your parent agrees to you living with another family member, this should be possible regardless of any medical conditions. You can call or chat us we can direct you to legal services in your area that would be able to provide further clarification.



    We are here as support through this challenging time and we can best help by having a conversation with you either by phone on our hotline or chatting us through our website. We truly hope to hear from you soon so that we can listen and help.


    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.


    Be safe,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi, I'm 18 and I want to move in with a family member of mine, but my current living arrangements is toxic, mainly coming from my step-mother. If I was Diagnosed with GAD,(Generalized Anxiety Disorder) or Depression, is it still possible to move out of my house and go live with a relative of mine

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  • ccsmod10
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    We're glad you reached out to us, it sounds like a frustrating and complicated situation.

    You have a few options.

    Technically, since you are not her legal guardian, you do have a right to contact law enforcement to escort her home to her guardian(s). You can look up the non-emergency number for your local police department and let them know about the situation.

    It could also be possible for her to live at a youth shelter. Doing so usually requires consent from their legal guardian; if you suspect her legal guardians would approve of that, you can consider that. You can look up youth shelters in your area, or call 211 to be connected with an operator for social services to locate resources nearby.

    Additionally, most states in the US have Minors/Children In Need of Services (MINS/CHINS) policies, which are legal restrictions that can be put on minors by a judge if their behavior is out of control; a bit like being 'on parole.'

    We are happy to help with any of this. You can post on this forum again, chat us at 1800runaway.org or call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. Having more specific details about your situation might help us give more informed responses.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi, my step granddaughter is a runaway from her legal guardian. She has an unacceptable attitude thats a risk to my family. She’s been in my house 4 months. I tried to work things out with her but it didn’t work. How can I move her out of my house. I’m not her legal guardian, and she don’t want to move out. I don’t want to take her as my responsibility.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Thanks for reaching out with your question. In all states except Nebraska, Mississippi, and Alabama, the age of majority is 18. That means that you are considered an adult in the eyes of the state and can decide where you want to live. So - you can move to your aunts house and get registered in a school nearby.

    Sorry you've had to go through hard times in your house. Hopefully this clarifies what you can do. If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to reach out again. The National Runaway Safeline is available 24/7 and can be reached at 1-800-RUNAWAY or at www.1800runaway.org. Good luck.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I'm 17, turning 18 in July, and i was wondering if it is possible for me to move in with my aunt and switch to a school in her area once i turn 18 because my house is not a good place because my mother controls every aspect of my life, making me always work around the house all day, looking down on my, and has change my father from the man he used to be. So is it possible to live with my aunt and have her switch me to a different school in her area

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  • ccsmod15
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. We are so sorry that your current situation has made it tough for you to be able to feel successful in school. It sounds like you think a different environment might help you, and you have questions about the process of transferring schools. We are not legal experts, but we can share general information that may help you figure out your next steps.

    From what we understand, if you are no longer considered a minor in your state, and there is no reason for you to continue to have a legal guardian if you are no longer a minor, you may be able to begin the process of transferring to another school. It may be helpful to discuss the transfer with your current school counselor so that they can inform you on any documentation that may need to be filled out. Another step that may help is to contact the school that you plan on transferring to, so that they can also give you some guidance on any documents they may require for you to enroll in school with them.

    In your message, you discuss feeling depressed in your current living environment. If you are already seeing a therapist to address this, it may be helpful to explore your options for support in the state that you plan on moving to. If you would like help in identifying supportive resources, or if you just want to talk about your situation, please feel free to reach out to us.

    Whatever you decide, know that we are here to support you. We cannot tell you what to do, but we will do our best to help you stay safe as you decide how to approach your situation. Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button). We are here to listen, here to help. Stay safe!

    -NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    So I’m 18 and I already know I’m gonna fail school bc where I live is literally just woods and it’s hard to really go out and do things without driving like an hour away and it takes a toll on me bc it affects my effort and energy to want to things, school for me right now isn’t the best bc I always feel lonely and feels like I’m not wanted. Sometimes it seems like even my teachers look down on me because some will say your lazy and you never want to anything which really affects me and my self esteem and starts giving me depression. I want to move in with my gf and start a new year at her school doing senior year over again with a new life or like a new start and was wondering if I could transfer schools in the state she lives in?

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  • ccsmod15
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hello!



    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline! We understand that it takes a lot of courage to reach out, and we appreciate you taking the time to tell us a little bit about what’s going on.

    We are sorry to hear that your home is emotionally unsafe, home should be a place where you feel safe and loved. If you are ever at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that assists protecting minors from being harmed. If you would like to reach out to them, it could be a good starting point to explore options for you.

    We understand you have plans on moving, since you know approximately when you will be moving, you can start planning ahead of time. You can let your school counselor know about your plans to move and they can help you with the transferring questions and offer support. If you know where you are going, it may be a good idea to contact the new school and inquire about how the transferring process would look like.

    If you are curious about legal issues, we can help you find some legal aid options to help guide you. If you would like to talk more in depth, please feel free to chat us through out website www.1800runaway.org. You can also reach out to us via our 24/7 toll free hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY.

    We are always here for you to talk through what’s going on, to listen and support you in any way we can.

    We wish you the best,

    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hello, I am 17 and I turn 18 in January. I am not in the most emotionally safe home and in January once I am 18 I am moving out of state and in with my bf and his family. Can I without parents notice transfer over to a different school in a different state when I am 18?

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  • ccsmod15
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us and sharing a little bit about what's going on at home. Just so you know, according to the McKinney-Vento Act you have the legal right to finish school regardless of whether you are a runaway or homeless. You may want to simply reach out to the local public school in your area and talk to a counselor or administration there about enrollment. Again, this is your legal right even after you turn 18. You would not need a judge's approval to enroll.

    We are concerned about your safety and well being, however. Please know that we are here for you 24/7 at our confidential hotline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or via the chat feature on our website: www.1800runaway.org. When you call or chat with us we can talk about what you are going through and what your options are. We have a large database of resources, things like shelters, transitional living programs, counseling, legal aid, and the like. We are here for you and you don't have to face this alone! Please reach out whenever you are able.

    Stay safe and good luck,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    im 17 turning 18 in April my parents took me out of school and i currently dont live with them anymore its almost been a year and im trying to figure out how i can get back in school without parental permission and without the judge stuff i dont want to cause stress

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  • ccsmod13
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to write us here at NRS. It sounds like there is a lot that you are faced with at home, so you are planning to move out once you turn 18. While we are not legal experts, we can speak generally on this. 18 is usually the age you are able to leave home without permission. Once you are a legal adult you have the legal freedom to choose where you live and your legal guardians are no longer responsible for you. As long as there are not special circumstances regarding your father (like a court order that prevents him from legally making contact with you), there would be no reason anyone would get into legal trouble if you chose to live with him as a legal adult. If you are concerned there may be special circumstances or you would just like to make sure, we are happy to provide legal aid if you call us at 1800-RUNAWAY or use our live chat services at 1800runaway.org.

    Take care and be safe,
    NRS
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