i am a graduated 17 year old, 18 in 8 months who is wondering what kind of damage being listed as a runaway will do to my life. im stuck in a verbally abusive home with a mother who is constantly on medication and too doped up to take care of me, and all of a sudden she wants to Supposedly take responsibilty of me just now. (which is something shes never done.) lets start out about 2 years ago. i ran away from home to a cousins house cause of my parents and the abuse. my mom filed for divorce from my dad and promised she would help me out with school and life in general if i moved back in with her. Which turned out to be a complete Lie. about 2 months ago me and her got in a huge fight and she wanted me gone, she just Couldnt do it anymore. so i left to live with my cousin again. well now my mom is going crazy cause she wants me back. and unfortunately theres nothing to do. ive been down to family court ive tried emancipation. unfortunately you have to have your parents signature on it, which is something that wont happen. who would have thought that the courts were more in favor of abusers than the people being abused. the only options i have are child haven and running away. but what if my mom list's me as a runaway. will that be on my record forever? its not like i would live on the streets i have places to go. i just dont want to leave and be ****ed for the rest of my life. Even though i know if i stay the same thing will happen. PLEASE HELP ME OUT..