My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Pennsylvania
If you're read this far, thank you. I really need some answers and A LOT of help!! I am 16, turning 17 on July 23rd. I been back and forth between both parents all my life. Both homes are unhealthy homes, if you could call them a "home". The way I am treated is very unnecessary. It's selfish on my parents part, all I am being used for is money. Both of my biological parents have been trying to get me SSI checks because I was on it when I was an infant and when I was very young. I am healthy physically and mentally. I do NOT need any money from the government, nor do I want it. My father is on disability as well as his new wife and they have taken my Mother for child support. They can buy forwheelers, new vehicles, food and clothes for themselves but I see nothing of that money at all. They wont let me get a job because they will loose money from their disability, god forbid they would have to work. I'm sorry but it you can ride forwheelers& motorcycles and go do this and that all the time with no problem, you can have a stable job and actually work instead of using the government for money.
On December 3rd, 2011 I was in a car accident. I was not the one driving, my stepmother was. I broke my hip and had surgery to fix it. I was forced by my father to leave the hospital when I was NOT ready. I had to use a walker to get around and received no help from my father and stepmother. I was giving pain medication to take at a very certain time everyday and some other medication to help me relax and take away the dizziness, although, I did not receive my medication and when I asked for it because I was in serious pain, I was yelled at. Later that week when I came home my stepmother overdosed on MY medication for my hip and was in the ICU for a couple of days. I was told to keep my mouth shut about it. I was also supposed to have a check up on my hip to see if I were to need further surgery, and my parents did NOT take me to those appointments. They refused. It is now 7 months later and I have not been to any kind of doctor about my hip whatsoever. I was also supposed to be in physical therapy, my parents did not do that either. I had to do it on my own, with no help. I still have problems. I been walking without a walker for 6 months now, not knowing if it's doing any kind of damage because my parents are too lazy, and selfish to take me to see if there's something still wrong. They go to appointments EVERY week for themselves, but they wouldn't take me for one. I am left home to watch and take care of my 4 year old little sister while they go to appointments, go out to eat and go shopping almost every day. I havent been to school since the Friday of December 3rd, 2011 because of my injuries. I have had a teacher who comes to my house to give me my school work. He is SUPPOSED to stay and help me with my work and make sure I understand everything. He does not. He drops by whenever he feels like it and drops off my work and then leaves till the net time he randomly decides to show up. My parents, of course, will not do anything about it..because it has NOTHING to do with them.
I want to be emancipated because of all the reasons above. I am being used for money (they get money on their disability checks for me being here and the SSI and Child Support from my Biological Mother) I am not cared for medical wise when it is still CLEARLY needed. I am very stressed out from being yelled at all the time, extremely uncomfortable in my "home" and mistreated. I want out. I know this sounds like a typical teenage but My boyfriends Father has offered to take me in and help me do what I have to do. I'm comfortable with that. I could get a job, I've had one before, I could go back to regular school and take care of myself there. Where I am at now, it's nearly impossible and very very stressful for me. I want to wait till I am 17 years old to move out into my Boyfriend's father's house (July 23rd) I just need to know how I can do this, and if it's even possible. Put yourself in my shoes and think for a minute. What is this was you? What would you do if you were me? If you have any advice, any numbers I could call, if you know anyone I could talk to to help me move out PLEASE, PLEASE help me. Thank you for reading this, I truly appreciate it if you have taken the time to read all of that. It's alot to take in, I've been in tears the entire time writing this.