What can be done for a 16-year-old who has been kicked out of their home with no means of support?

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My sons friend is 16-years-old. He was living with his father in AZ. Mom lives in OR. Dad kicked him out of his house and basically told him to make it on his own. The boy dropped out of school several months. I have offered for him to live with our family, but I want him to get an education. Dad is refusing to enroll him in G.E.D. classes. Mom is no help either. Basically can't or will not help him either. Am I entitled to child support if I take this boy in? What legal recourse does this boy have? Dad says that he can just go to an adoption center. This doesn't seem right to me.

Answered 6 years ago| Contributor
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