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  • ccsmod11
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    Hi, and 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. It sounds like there is a lot going on right now with you and your mom fighting and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options.

    For both Kansas and New York the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission is 18. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions. We would be happy to search for legal resources, too, if that’s something you are considering.

    We are here as support to help through this challenging time. If you'd like to talk in more detail about your situation or have any questions please call 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or chat with us (www.1800RUNAWAY.org) as we can best help by phone or chat. Best, NRS

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    My mom and I fight a lot and have been going to my boyfriend a lot crying saying that I want to leave my house, but because of us living in different states were confused on which laws we should follow. He lives in Kansas and I live in New York. He is 17 and I'm 16, but by the time we'll be moving in together he'll be 18 and I'll be 17

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. We are not legal experts but we do have general information on the laws. If your step daughter leaves before turning 18 her legal guardian still does have the right to file a runaway report. If the police do find her they most likely will bring her back home.
    Some police departments are different and may not take a runaway report if the youth is that close to being 18. One option to consider is calling your local non-emergency police department and asking how they would handle that situation. When calling you are able to call anonymously if you wish.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any questions or would like to explore more options please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and provide support to you. Best of luck!
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Good morning, I was wondering is it legal for my step daughter to leave her mother's home and come live with her father and me when she will be 18 in less then 3 months. We all currently live in California but her father and I are moving back east and want her to go with us but do not want to get in trouble. Any advice would be greatly appreciated thank you in advance.

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  • ccsmod7
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    We're glad you reached out to us. We'll try to help. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation.

    As far as moving out, it depends in part on who is your legal guardian. However, if you run away from your home and your parents file a runaway report, the police might look for you and return you home if they find you. If you haven't done so already, you might talk to your sister and stepdad and see if you can move in with them on an informal basis.

    If you'd like to talk more about the situation and see what other options you might have call us at 1800-RUNAWAY. We are here 24/7 and are confidential.

    Good luck.

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    Guest replied
    i am a 16 year old girl. and my dad is in prison and i currently am staying with my stepmom and i do not get along with her and i want to live with my sister and he dad. he’s my old stepdad. i turn 17 on the 20th. can i leave? i also live in abilene texas

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  • ccsmod7
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    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. We are so sorry to hear about what you’re going through with your dad. You don’t deserve to be beaten and you don’t deserve to have your sexuality be made fun of. Your sexuality is your own and it is valid. Please don’t let him make you feel it’s not.

    Abuse like what you’re going through is never okay. If you’re comfortable with it, you might want to consider reporting this abuse. Making a report could help keep you safe in the future. If that’s something you want to think or talk about, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-RUNAWAY and we can help walk you through the abuse reporting process. Or you can call Child Help (National Child Abuse Hotline) at 1-800-422-4453 and they can help you.

    And if you ever feel like you’re in immediate danger from your dad, please don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1 or to leave the house/situation. You absolutely have the right to keep yourself safe. You might want to start thinking about safe places you can go now – another family member’s house or a friend’s – so if you find yourself needing to leave, you already know what your plan will be.

    Another resource you might want to look into is The LGBT National Youth Talkline. You can reach them at 1-800-246-7743. Their hotline is operated by people familiar with situations like yours and, if nothing else, they can be good listeners for you to talk to.

    Again, we are so sorry to hear about everything you’re experiencing. If you ever want to talk about it, you can call us anytime, 24/7. We wish you luck and hope everything will get better for you.

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    i need help getting out of a abusive household im 3 months from being 18 and my dad is a drunk and he makes fun of me for being bisexaul and calls me nasty names all the time and he beats me

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  • ccsmod2
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    Hello There,
    Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline, we are here to help and here to listen. It sounds like you are going through a pretty difficult time right now.
    You mentioned how you would like to become emancipated but turn 18 in two months. We are not legal experts but we do have some general knowledge of the laws. The emancipation process usually takes longer than two months but you can always call your local court house and ask about the length of the process. Usually in order to become emancipated they would need you to show that you are independently financially stable which includes being able to pay rent on your own.
    You mentioned not being able too live in any home, you could consider living separate until you have finances to live together. If you need a place to stay you could look online at NationalHomelessShelterDirectory.org. You can also always call us and we can help you look for shelter options.
    We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any more questions or would like to explore your options further please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and to provide support to you.
    Best of Luck!
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi, a couple moving out both 17,
    both of our parents are divorced, i really need to be emancipated because I have 2 months left of being 17 nd we’ve been homeless for 3 days now. We’re not welcomed to live together in any home and we cant afford rent yet. Any advise at all?

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for contacting us, it takes a lot of courage to reach out and share your story. It must be really hard to live in a home with so much tension - it sounds like life in your neighborhood can get pretty scary. Running away is a big decision and it can be very stressful to figure out what you want to do. We aren’t legal experts here at NRS, but generally speaking, if you do opt to leave your home your parents can file a runaway report, which is essentially a missing person report. Running away is a status offense; this means that it isn’t illegal, but it’s something you can’t do while still a minor. If a runaway report is filed and you are located by the authorities you will most likely be returned to your parents.

    It sounds like your mom isn’t listening to you when you are trying to express your thoughts and feelings about your current situation and instead threatens to send you away. It could be a good idea to work with a local family counselor or have a conversation mediated by a school counselor/social worker, trusted friend, or family member to help clear the air. If you'd like, you can also call us directly and we can conduct a conference call with your mom so you have a safe environment where you can express yourself.

    If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

    Stay safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    I'm 17 years old and I have a lot of things going on at home. We have been staying at my grandmas down the road from my house in a camper cause some people with guns have been prowling in my yard, my grandmas and my uncles who lives across the street for the past month and cops won't do much about it around here. My mom has also bee threatening to send me and my brothers off to mental hospitals if we're fighting, my mom also been trying to leave a few times when she fights with the family. Yesterday she packed and left and came back about an hour or two later. I really would like to move out but I don't want to get in trouble with the law. What should I do?

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  • ccsmod15
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    Hi there,
    First, we are sorry to hear about all the fights going on at home. That’s got to be tough to deal with. You ask a really great question. Legally, you are required to live with your guardians till you are 18 unless they provide other safe arrangements for you in which your needs are cared for. One option you may have is to simply ask permission from your adoptive guardian(s) to live with your biological dad.
    If you don’t have permission to leave and decide to leave anyway your guardians can make a runaway report on you and anyone you stay with could be considered harboring a runaway, which is a misdemeanor. Running away is not a crime, however. It is a status offense, though, which means that you could be detained by police until they release you to your guardians.
    It’s possible you may have other options, but we’d like to know more about your situation before we brainstorm more ideas with you. We’d love to hear from you if you can call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We are anonymous and confidential and are here 24/7. We also have a chat option if you are more comfortable with that. You can chat with us by clicking on the chat button on our main webpage.
    Hope to hear from you soon. Stay safe!
    -NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi, my name is David I am from Wisconsin. So I am adopted and me and my family get into fights all the time and I am 16 years old and I want to live with my biological dad is there anyway I can move out at that age? Or get someone to help me??

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  • ccsmod15
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    First of all, that sounds like a difficult situation for your friend to be in. It’s great that you are reaching out for him.
    It sounds like your friend’s situation may classify as neglect. If he or you feels he is being neglected, either of you could file a report with the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453 or online at childhelp.org.
    We are not legal experts, but we can tell you what we know about how these situations typically go. If your friend lives somewhere without his parents’ permission, he would be considered a runaway. This is not a crime, but instead it’s considered a status offense. This just means that if the police were to pick up your friend, they would send him back to live with his parents.
    In most states, the first and most important qualification for emancipation is that the young person needs to be financially independent, meaning they need an income source of their own and they need to be able to afford to live on their own. If your friend wishes to get emancipated, it would require him to get a lawyer. If your friend wants more information about emancipation, he can call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. For most states, we have contact information for lawyers and details about state-specific requirements.
    Again, it really sounds like your friend is dealing with a lot right now, and please let him know that we are completely confidential if he wants to talk to us. That means we won’t take identifying information and whatever we discuss stays between him and the person he talks to. He can call at 1-800-RUNAWAY or reach us online at 1800runaway.org. If you want to call instead, that’s also fine. We’re here 24/7 and we’re ready to listen and help.
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