My question involves adoption law for the State of: Ohio.
My father is an alcoholic. I am 16. He will not let me move out. Nor will he allow me to go to college next year.
I have a friend who is 21. She lives right by campus of the college I would like to attend. She has a job and is stable. She'd support me for a year until I turn 18. (I'll turn 17 right before I start college.) Not only that, she'll be willing to let my dog (who I love to death) live with us as well.
My father does not want to sign over custody of me.
6 months ago, when my mom left, my brother had his friend's parents take temporary guardianship of him. That would probably work, seeing as it'll only be for a year.
I don't know how to go about doing this. I don't know if I fight him, will I win. My friend is pretty young, and I'm not sure how the courts feel about this. She does though have a job while my dad does not. She is not an alcoholic.
I don't even know how to go about getting guardianship forms? My brother's guardian said they were on the internet, but all the ones I find cost money.
Is there any advice or help someone can give me?
I'm still in the planning stage and trying to figure out my options.