My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: Texas
[INDENT] I am fifteen years old and four months pregnant. I'll be due around late January, and will turn 16 in early January. The household I live in is in no condition to raise a child. My parents are separated, but live under the same roof. I have an older sister who is a bit of a hothead and use to lay her hands on me before I found out I was pregnant. My younger brother is still physically and emotionally abusive towards me even now that he knows of my condition, and my mom ignores it because she thinks he is still the baby of the house. My dad also use to beat my mom, but hasn't hit her since my 12th birthday. My dad doesn't physically abuse my mother anymore, but is still very controlling. No one in our family is allowed to leave the house without his permission, and leaving to hang out with friends has never been permitted for my siblings and I. My siblings and I stay in our room most of the day so as not to get yelled at by out father. His disciplinary actions are also sever to my siblings and I. He hits us with chains, hangers, wires, electric box, and any metal object laying around. The household we live in is pretty bad.
[INDENT] My dad still does not yet know about my pregnancy, because of the fear my mom and I have towards him. I worry that when I tell him he will hurt me, my family, or my baby. My mom doesn't earn enough to rent an apartment for all four of us (not including my soon to come daughter), so moving out is almost impossible. My baby's dad is not involved and is not fit to be a parent. He smokes, drinks, party's, and is always getting arrested. I'm not worried about him as much anymore, because I am worried about what I'm going to have to do to provide and take care of my daughter.
[INDENT] Could I move out of this household and into a friend's house who I've known since elementary? Her parent's are aware of my situation and have there doors open for me to move in. I'll let my dad know of course before I leave, but could I still leave even if he doesn't allow me to leave? If I stay there is no way my daughter will be raised in a healthy environment.