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    My 16 yo ran away from his fathers house almost a month ago. He doesn't seem to care, or want to do anything about it. I tried calling the woman he is staying with (his gfs mom), she wont return my calls, and is now threatening me with a restraining order. don't I have a legal right to be in contact with my kid? how can some stranger take my child and refuse me contact with him? She wont tell me her last name or address, so the cops laugh at me when I try to report her as concealing his whereabouts. I just want to know where my child is, and everyone acts like im being ridiculous.

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    RE: woman my child is staying with wont communicate with me

    First of all thank you so much for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline! It sounds like you’ve been going through a really tough time so it’s great you’re looking to get some help. You mention that you’re son ran away and you cannot get a hold of the people he’s currently living with. Something to think about is filing a runaway report. If you are the legal guardian of your son you can contact the local police and file it. Depending on your local police department they may handle it differently. Sometime they may go actively searching for the youth and return him home, or just assess the situation in general. If you don’t want to file a runaway report you can just ask for the police departments input on the situation because your son is still a minor. Another option may be contacting your son directly to get his input as well.
    It seems like you’re going through a really tough time not being able to know where your son lives right now. Another resource that may be helpful to you is contacting Team H.O.P.E. which is a hotline that helps parents in situations like these. Getting support from this hotline could be helpful. Their phone number is 1-866-305-4673. If you are looking to discuss more options in depth, please feel free to call us at anytime at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We are a 24/7 hotline always available to provide resources and support. We wish you luck with everything!
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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