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  • 16 and need to move out. please help.

    I dont live with either of my parents, i live with my sister. My mom gave her legal custody of me because my mom is not stable. i cant live with my sister. she keeps taking me out of school and she recently took me out of school to move to Oklahoma because she wants be with her fiancé. My dad lives where i use to live, Washington, and i want to go live with him. The problem is my mom never put my dad on the birth certificate, and she always tells me she will but never does. can he adopt me without them knowing? can i put myself into a foster care so he can adopt me? please help. im really concerned about my future. thank you.

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    Reply: 16 and need to move out. Please help

    Hello,
    Thanks for contacting the National Runaway Safeline.

    We are glad you reached out to NRS. It sounds like you would like to have your father legally gain custody of you.
    We understand that your current living situation has become frustrating and probably uncomfortable. This sounds like an option that you and your father might discuss if you have not already.

    At NRS we are not legal experts but we might be able to provide you and your father with legal aid services in your area.
    A change custody sometimes involves a court hearing so getting legal representation might be helpful to your father should he decide on making an attempt to gain custody of you.
    Does that make sense?

    We hope that things work out for you.

    You are welcome to call 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or visit www.1800Runaway.org (live chat) if you would like to speak more about your situation.

    Take Care,
    NRS
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