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ryanak2006
05-26-2006, 03:13 AM
ok, i gotta question, i have a friend, and she is in a very destructive environment, at her house. she lives in oregon, and i was told be lots of ppl there, that when u are 15 years of age, in oregon , and that you can runaway and as long as you are in a safe environment, the cops and dhs will leave you alone, 1 i was wondering if that was true, and 2 i was wondering what is she leaves out of state, do the police go by the laways of your statew or the state you come from, and if that is all false what is the best way for her to be able to come live with us, she needs to get out asap. thx

Mkyrslfhpy
05-26-2006, 10:04 AM
I have a teenager that just ran away. I can tell you from a mom's perspective that she portrayed our home as inhumane and cruel. Truth is we have house rules just like every other family in america. She just wasn't willing to live by rules and she wanted to do whatever she wanted to do. That even meant talking her friends into hiding her, lying for her and ultimately leaving her family afraid and scared for her safety. I raised her, she is my child, a piece of my heart is missing. I am just giving you alittle perspective to think about. All her friends believed her stories about us and her intolerable situation but the truth is she cooked it all up in her head and her friends bought it hook, line and sinker. There are ALOT of abusive situations out there, I am well aware of that, but not wanting a bedtime, or doing your homework, those are things that all of us lived with, survived and went on to be good responsible adults. Good luck but I wouldn't get to over involved. If she is truly abused, she should call CPS.

pty
05-26-2006, 12:22 PM
ok, i gotta question, i have a friend, and she is in a very destructive environment, at her house. she lives in oregon, and i was told be lots of ppl there, that when u are 15 years of age, in oregon , and that you can runaway and as long as you are in a safe environment, the cops and dhs will leave you alone, 1 i was wondering if that was true, and 2 i was wondering what is she leaves out of state, do the police go by the laways of your statew or the state you come from, and if that is all false what is the best way for her to be able to come live with us, she needs to get out asap.


You heard wrong. At 15, you dont get to decide where you live. You can decide at 18. If she leaves home she will be picked up and returned. If she leaves the state, she is only makes matters much worse (then youre dealing with federal laws as well as state laws), and she will still be picked and returned home. As previously advised, if there is abuse then it needs to report it. Speaking with her school counselor would be a good place to start.

confused232
06-22-2006, 10:07 AM
then it needs to report it.

So she is an "it" and not a "she"?

mommyof4
06-22-2006, 10:22 AM
No, the ABUSE is the "IT". "If there is abuse, IT (ie, the abuse) needs to be reported."

pty
06-22-2006, 11:08 AM
So she is an "it" and not a "she"?

Now Im quite sure youre intelligent enough to figure out that that was a typo. Arent you?

"As previously advised, if there is abuse then it needs to report it" Should state: "As previously advised, if there is abuse then it needs to be reported."

The pronoun it refers to the abuse.

confused232
06-22-2006, 04:10 PM
Now Im quite sure youre intelligent enough to figure out that that was a typo. Arent you?

Haha. I was actually just kidding.

turbowray
06-22-2006, 05:54 PM
Haha. I was actually just kidding.
That joke hurt :o Please,if you believe what your friend is saying about an unsafe invironment,please escort her to the counselors office as stated above,and go with her for support. If she chooses not to say anything,chances are that the claims are false. You can get in trouble for harboring a runaway also,so please if she runs away anyhow,if anyone asks where she is,tell them or you will be breaking the law. I'm NOT saying that what she claims is untrue,i am just stating that a good friend would make sure that the proper adults are notified of the situation and things could be taken care of legally. If it is true,and she runs away,eventually they will find her and put her back into the unsafe invironment,but since she had run away,they would be less likely to believe her side of the story,and she would be stuck in the unsafe situation. Keep the law on your side!!! :)

pty
06-22-2006, 08:05 PM
That joke hurt :o Please,if you believe what your friend is saying about an unsafe invironment,please escort her to the counselors office as stated above,and go with her for support. If she chooses not to say anything,chances are that the claims are false. You can get in trouble for harboring a runaway also,so please if she runs away anyhow,if anyone asks where she is,tell them or you will be breaking the law. I'm NOT saying that what she claims is untrue,i am just stating that a good friend would make sure that the proper adults are notified of the situation and things could be taken care of legally. If it is true,and she runs away,eventually they will find her and put her back into the unsafe invironment,but since she had run away,they would be less likely to believe her side of the story,and she would be stuck in the unsafe situation. Keep the law on your side!!! :)

Just to clarify, I dont think Confused is friends with this poster. Confused was simply responding to my typo. Although, actually I failed to see the humor, but I got over it quickly :)

turbowray
06-22-2006, 10:20 PM
Just to clarify, I dont think Confused is friends with this poster. Confused was simply responding to my typo. Although, actually I failed to see the humor, but I got over it quickly :)
Glad you got over it quickly. My answer was meant for ryanak lol thanks for pointing that out tee hee! Have a good one!!

confused232
06-23-2006, 04:57 PM
Just to clarify, I dont think Confused is friends with this poster.

Yeah. I have never met this person or even talked to her before. And, I have never been to Oregon. Just to clear that up.

itybty_234
12-28-2006, 09:11 PM
what if she refuses to go back what can the police do then im going through the same thing and her mom is trying to come and get her but she refuses to go

demartian
12-28-2006, 09:18 PM
what if she refuses to go back what can the police do then im going through the same thing and her mom is trying to come and get her but she refuses to go

If someone under 18 ran away and went to your home and the parents press charges to being them back, the runaway will be taken home by the police and you will be charged with harboring a runaway in most states. I think Missouri is the only state where a 17 year can leave and not be brought back.

cyjeff
12-28-2006, 10:27 PM
In addition, if a child crosses state lines to be with a boyfriend/girlfriend, additional charges can and will be filed at the federal level.

Long story short... running away solves nothing.

worriedoldersister
09-21-2007, 10:13 PM
I was wondering if my 15 year old brother showed up at my door and begged to live with me and he wasnt in my mothers custody but the custody of another state where my mother live but allowed to stay at my uncles house who verbaly, mentaly and physicaly abusive of him and that is not just his word i have witnesed it my self but when i try to report it it is dismissed as being nothing and this is a child with bypolar dis order if not more and my uncle tells him and others he is nothing but a brat and a problem and dosnt try to be nice and looks at him like he realy dosnt like him and he needs some one who loves him and respects and tells him he can be a great person and he realy is a good and kind kid who i love very much. I am a married 28 year old women with 3 kids who are over 7 is there any way he would be allowed to stay hear or returned to the state that has custody of him which he dosnt even live in ?

Baystategirl
09-21-2007, 10:24 PM
I was wondering if my 15 year old brother showed up at my door and begged to live with me and he wasnt in my mothers custody but the custody of another state where my mother live but allowed to stay at my uncles house who verbaly, mentaly and physicaly abusive of him and that is not just his word i have witnesed it my self but when i try to report it it is dismissed as being nothing and this is a child with bypolar dis order if not more and my uncle tells him and others he is nothing but a brat and a problem and dosnt try to be nice and looks at him like he realy dosnt like him and he needs some one who loves him and respects and tells him he can be a great person and he realy is a good and kind kid who i love very much. I am a married 28 year old women with 3 kids who are over 7 is there any way he would be allowed to stay hear or returned to the state that has custody of him which he dosnt even live in ?

Please start your own thread. And use proper punctuation and capitalization...Big, rambling run-on sentences make your post unpleasant to read. Thank you.

worriedoldersister
09-21-2007, 10:28 PM
if any one who knows the answer to my previous posted question i would so greatful !

cyjeff
09-21-2007, 10:29 PM
If you post in your own thread, we will be glad to help you.

Baystategirl
09-21-2007, 10:31 PM
If you post in your own thread, we will be glad to help you.

K-DAR Alert.

turbowray
09-23-2007, 01:14 AM
I will also answer if you start your own thread. Please, it helps us keep up with the current and old threads, if the old ones stay far away from the new thread (question) list. Not trying to be rude, but this was a decision we all have kind of stuck to, unless an extreme emergency.

amberele
07-17-2008, 10:55 AM
oregon law states that a child can not move out until 18. Georgia law states that a child can move out when 17. so, if you are 17 and if your parents live in oregon and you move to georgia, are you still a runaway? and do the georgia police have to pick you up and send you home? or because its legal to live alone at 17 in georgia are you legal and they can't do anything about it?

michaelbmich
07-17-2008, 02:13 PM
oregon law states that a child can not move out until 18. Georgia law states that a child can move out when 17. so, if you are 17 and if your parents live in oregon and you move to georgia, are you still a runaway? and do the georgia police have to pick you up and send you home? or because its legal to live alone at 17 in georgia are you legal and they can't do anything about it?

As has been previously stated by others, to others; Please start your own thread. Then your question will be answered.

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