Q: Can a legal guardian leave their child in a country abroad if that child has no legal relation to anyone there?
I am 15 years old and have been living in Morocco for a little over a year now. I got here in early October. My guardian has been heavily abusive, both physically and verbally. She takes advantage of us not being in america and has cut my communication with everyone. I have no means of talking to anyone other than a phone she does not know about. She's returning to america in early March 2023 to give birth. She does not intend to come back for over a year, and I currently do not have residency of any form here. She intends to leave me with her husband, who is legally married to her. Though he does not have any legal relation to me, and is a citizen of Morocco making less than 30$ a day. I'm from Escanaba Michigan and was adopted by her 3-4 years ago. Can she be charged after leaving me if I'm reported missing by a relative in america?
A: Without knowing all relevant details, it's hard to say. By your question, I assume you have US citizenship. If so, you may want to try contacting the US embassy or consulate.
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