Re: Emancipation of a Pregnant 17 Year Old
How old is this boyfriend of yours?
You should in fact involve DCFS, and they will ensure that you have a suitable residence in order to stay until you reach the age of majority. As someone who used to work for DCFS, I can guarantee you, your boyfriend's house won't be anywhere on the list of places for you to go.
Your boyfriend broke the law by having sex with an (at least) 16 year old. The age of consent in CA is 18. This means you were legally incapable of giving consent and your boyfriend has raped you. We don't allow children to go live with their rapists in this state.
Further, emancipation requires that you be able to support YOURSELF, without the help of anyone else. You've made absolutely no mention of having a job YOURSELF, having YOUR OWN place to stay, plans on how you ARE (in fact) going to be raising this child alone. You've made no mention of what provisions you've made for the financial rearing of this child, let alone medical insurance and health care for you or the baby (which I assume I and the rest of the taxpayers will be paying for).
Less than 1% of people who petition for are granted emancipation. Courts simply will not emancipate an irresponsible 16 year old knocked up little girl. You need MORE supervision, not less.
By the way, when reality sets in, you'll find just how little $10/hr is when there is another mouth to feed.
If you wanted babies all to yourself, you should have created them by yourself. Until you do that, children have the right to BOTH parents, especially since you found them suitable to procreate with.