Okay, Iím 18 years old and my boyfriend is 17 and lives in Bristol, TN. Iím trying to help my boyfriend J.B. and his sister, Courtney (who is 16), to be emancipated. Their mother mentally abuses them while their father is a drug addict and I believe an alcoholic too. Recently, he yelled at Courtney because he found out that she was fooling around with her boyfriend. He threatened that if she was pregnant that he will force her to have an abortion, throw her boyfriend in jail and literally kill her (completely serious and I wouldnít doubt that heíd hesitate). He has also abused my boyfriend all throughout his life but itís not as frequent as before so he has no broken bones, cuts, or bruisesÖ yet. J.B. and his sister both donít have jobs because they have no transportation and their parents wonít help them out. J.B. and I plan to marry and have a future together but his parents despise me and threatened to call the cops on me. They even tried to get me for statutory rape but it was dismissed. Can my family at least take J.B. in and maybe Courtneyís boyfriend can take her in if we can prove to support them? My brother and sister-in-law are my guardians (well, were before I turned 18) we live on a military base and my bro is 25, in E6 (which is really good) so that means he can very well take care of J.B. like he has with me. What can I do? He turns 18 in 10 months but I honestly donít think he can wait that long, especially since his dad is so violent when it comes to J.B. and I dating.
Also, they have a younger sister named Kenzie, they havenít been bad to herÖ yet. Is there any way to save her too?
When I was 16 I tried to get emancipated, I had a job, a car and bruises/whelps from my motherís beatings. Yet, they didnít help me, so how can they help my boyfriend and his sisters if they didnít help me? Is hope lost? I was lucky that my mother signed me away over to my brother, but I know for a fact that J.B.ís parents wonít sign him over.