Hi, I am going to be 16 years old on the 19th of December and am about seven months pregnant. I know that sounds bad right off the bat, but Im really not the average teen - I always kept a Grade Point Average above 3.5 without someone pushing me and grew up in a broken home. I was living in Michigan with my mom until her boyfriend left her and she didnt have a job because she recently had backk surgery and was working on a workmans comp. case and trying to get disability because she could not lift anything over ten pounds and could not be on her feet very long before her back would act up. I was working at Michigan Bead Supply, part time when I was going to school. I was only getting paid $5.15/hr but before i moved i got a raise and was then getting paid $7.00/hr. My mom was an alcoholic but is working on that. My dad is also an alcoholic. After we got so far behind on bills, my mom moved to tennessee with her dad (my grandpa) until she could get on her feet and get a house of her own. When my mom left michigan, i went with her but tried living with my dad first in south carolina. That didnt work out so now im here with my mom in tennessee. My whole life is in michigan -- the people i care about, my job, my everything. I still have some family there, too. But I've talked to my old boss and she assured that if ever I came back up, I would have a guaranteed job at Michigan Bead Supply where I was working before. Not going to school, and working full time, I am very confident that I would be able to move in with a close friend who also has a baby and pay my share for rent. Whatever money i do not use, i plan to put away and save for when my baby comes. I have everything i will need for the first couple months and I still have a baby shower that has not yet taken place. I know im capable of making it on my own reguardless of what my mom or dad thinks. Shes scared about the idea of emancipation and i know she wont cooperate in the process. Like i said im in tennessee right now, but need to live in michigan. im not sure if because of that, i would be emancipated in tennessee or...i guess i need to know how long of a process it is when the parent does not cooperate and what needs to be done. Id like to try and do this as quickly as possible. When I left Michigan, i left everything that was important to me and I'd do anything and everything to get it all back. There really is nothin for me in tennessee and I need to do whats right and best for me and this baby, not whats best for my mom, my dad, or anyone else. Please get back to me asap.
Thanks for your time.