Q: My grandfather, who is also my adoptive parent is refusing to give me my documentation.
I have repeatedly asked for my birth certificate and my social security card. I am 20 years old, live on my own, and am not allowed on his property, so retrieving it myself isn't an option. The only reason he is giving me is that I "have to turn from my sinful ways" i.e. leave my fiancee, and our unborn son. What are my options?
A: You could go to the local police station in his neighborhood, explain the situation and ask for police assistance. Don't go in with an attitude; just go in, tell them you don't know what to do or where to turn, and ask them for their help. They may tell you to go pound sand . . . or they may be understanding and go out with you to talk to him (especially if things are slow). If the documents are yours and he won't give them to you, well then, that's not right.
Try that first. Best of luck to you.
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