Cincinnati, OH asked in Family Law for Ohio

Q: foster care legal advice

I'm 17 and I'll be 18 October 10th. I'm in foster care and Wednesday I'll be moved to a group home. What happens if I run away? If I were to would it be better to run before I go to the group home or after? Can anything be held against me when I run away and turn 18?

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Denise Rini
Denise Rini
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: I do not know what your situation is currently, though if you stay in Foster Care you will be eligible for Independent Living, college tuition and assistance through the Bridges Program.

i can only imagine it is difficult to remain, though if you have a good worker, you should be able to finish school, find employment and support yourself. The Bridges Program is until you are 21-years of age and you should take advantage of all the State of Ohio offers.

Good Luck and don't be stupid:)

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