Hi all! I'm a long time lurker and first-time poster. First off, I'd like to say I love this place to death. Second, I checked the tags related to these topics, just to let you know; this way I can save both my time and yours. Disclaimer: English is not my first language, I apologize in advance for any possible mistakes.
This post contains questions about: transporting minors across state lines (felony x not felony; parental consent needed x no parental consent needed), minor transferring high schools without guardian's help, (possible) kinship care and the whole process, school enrollment in another state, legal rights over kicked out teenager, legal rights over teenager under kinship care, decisions re: said minor's health. This is a lot to put under the subject line, so I decided to be more detailed here.
I'm working on a story and have a couple of questions! The entry ended up huge, even though I tried my best to keep it short. I bolded the main bits of all my questions, this way it's easier for you to catch what I need to know. :D Setting
: September of 2001, United States of America. SoCal & Oklahoma, mostly. Backstory
My female character, whom I'll call A., has a boyfriend (from now on, T.) of two years, who lives a couple of states away - she's in SoCal, he's in OK. A. is 17, lives with her Mom, Dad and Brother. T. is 18 and lives with his family. A. founds out she's pregnant while her Dad and Brother are away, and for a couple of reasons I'd rather not go into, she gets kicked out by her Mom. For the sake of simplicity, let's just say she stays at her best friend's for a few days until she can meet her boyfriend and the two of them can work everything out. Long-ish story short: they decide to keep the baby, T. brings her back home with him, A.'s dad doesn't know about any of this. To the questions! Questions
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