I have a question. MY two teenager babysitter who I have grown very fond of over the 7 years "ve known them are ina bad home life. I lived a few miles away and knew things were bad but didnt know how bad till I moved two houses down from them. I have a picture of when the mother hit the oldest and i have been on the phone with both of them while the mother and father verbally abuse them. The mother drinks all evening and sleeps all day, she gets up an hour before her husband gets home andgets up and makes the kids clean the house. She does nothing at all. I have had to buy all their school clothes and shoes, I provide when I can money for them to have fun on, and I take the oungest to and from school. The oldest does not attend school anymore because her mother wants someone at home with her. I'm so tired of going back and forth with these people they are ruining these poor girls lives and I'm trying everything I can to protect them but there is only so much I can do at this point because I'm not their mother. I was told that if the authorities were called because the girls are 15 and 16 they would just get put on the back burner cause they are close to 18. PLease help me, can they be emancipated? I want to take care of them myself.