I have a friend from high school. She is sixteen and still in high school and we've been friends for years. She called me last night at 10PM in tears. Her parents had disowned her for getting pregnant! They had told her she had thirty minutes to get some clothes and get out of their home and now she has a month to get the rest of her things. She said she had already called both sets of grandparents and her two aunts and they hung up on her when they found out why she got kicked out. She had nowhere else to go so my husband went and picked her up. I was up all night with her just talking to her and letting her cry it out. She's like a baby sister to me and after talking to my husband, we both decided we have no problem letting her stay here as long as she keeps her job and stays in school. We don't even want rent from her, just as long as she can pay her own cell bill and buy her own clothes and any extra snacks she wants.
What do I need to do as far as a legal stand point so her parents can't come back at me? Should I go after her parents for some kind of support? Do I need to go for custody of her or is she emancipated because of the pregnancy? How can I get her insurance? And what I would want most is to see if I can't get her and her parents to work through this because I really don't want to support her family splitting from her or any bad relations between them. How can I do this?
I know she would have to transfer to our school district because we can't have her down to her current school by 8 every morning where we live. What do I need to enroll her since she is not my child?
Really need some advice and support here.
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