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  • How far does dcfs go with a runaway?

    I live in a small town in illinois and me and my bf want to run away together to chicago. I used to live in the same town with my bf. I had to move away when some issues came up in my living situation. Dcfs moved me to another town which is an hour away from my bf. My new foser mom really supported us and took me to see him pretty often enough to satify me and him. Well, my foster mom has been recently pretty strict on me with talking to him recently. She clearly doesnt like him at all and she has said that she doesnt. Ever since i got the restrictions on my phone to not talk to him as much (almost three months ago), me and him have been chatting on another site when i am in school and summer school. We have been trying to come up with plans to run away together to Chicago. But i was just wondering how far dcfs will go to look for me and him. and what will they do after they find me.

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    Hi, thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. Thank you for being brave enough to share your experience with NRS. NRS is sorry to hear about your circumstances ns NRS is here to help. NRS if you and your boyfriend decides to r​runaway together, your parent(s) may file a runaway report with the police and DCFS t and anyone you stay with might be accused of harboring a runway. It is possible DCFS will do as much as they can to get you back home because of concerns of your well-being and safety. If you are found, it more likely you will be returned to your foster mom.

    NRS want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please contact our 24/7 crisis support line either by phone or chat.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (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.

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe,

    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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