“Adela” is pregnant, and she and her mom have a fight about it.  Her mom tells her to get out. What can Adela do?  Where can she go?


Adela’s parents can make her leave home because she is pregnant, but the law says her parents must find a safe place for her to live.  It does not matter if you are pregnant or parenting. Your parents must provide you with a safe place to live (such as a friend or relative’s home; a home for pregnant girls; a boarding school; or a treatment center or group home) if you are under 18, not married and not legally emancipated.


If her mom doesn’t find her a safe place to stay, Adela can contact the California Coalition for Youth crisis hotline (1-800-843-5200) or visit its website for information about emergency shelters. She can also call the police for help.


The California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide’sA Place to Live” section explains:

  • living with your parents,
  • living on your own,
  • where you can live while you are pregnant,
  • where you can live after you have a baby, and
  • how to get help to pay for housing.


When you are pregnant or have a child, finding a safe, happy place to live may be tough. Remember that there are people and programs that can help you.




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im very greatful for all the support that people give us teen parents. when i was going to tell my mom i was pregnant i was affriad she was going to kick me out , and i thought i was going to be out the street and i wasnt going to have a placce for my daughter but when i found out about this law it comfort me a little but im glad that she didnt even though she doesnt supportful to me in anyway im glad she puts a roof over my head


it is hard when your parents dont support you and by getting pregnant they think you ruined your life and think its your fault and you have to face it alone but in my opinion we have families for a reason they are there to help us when we are in toughs situation like this..but there are also other people that can help us and thats good because not many teens like us have the help avalaible..but we can finf people that truthly cares about us and supports us ..but parents should understand to that everybody makes mistakes.


Becoming a parent is not a reason why you should drop out. It should be the reason why you want to stay in school. I'm sure most of us as parents want the best for our children. In order to achieve that we're most likely going to need our high school diploma. That way we can get a better job and give our child a better life.


i guess to me is a normal reaction from a mom to tell yu that but is different if she actually means it. if it where to happen there many places you can go to like those group home things and to shelters but if it were id go for a little while to my friends house or something till things kool down

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she should try going with a close friend maybe stay there for a while but either way her mother can not kick her out since she is still a minor ! if this is still a problem for her she should try going to like a group home or somewhere safe for her and her baby !!!


This Information Is Really Helpfull For Teens That Are Expecting Babys Or Have A Baby Already Because If They Go Through Something Like That And They Get Kick Out They May Know Where They Could Get Help And Where To Stay.Parents Should Not Kick Out Their Kids Out They Should Help Them Encourage Them To Finish High School , Support Them Whatever They Can But Never Kick Them Out Because EverybodY Makes Mistakes And They Will Learn From Them.


its good that their are places you can call or options if you ever get kicked out of your home and dont know what to do. however parents should not kick out their child they should support them and help them keep moving forward threw the good and bad.


I agree, this is a time when a teen needs their parents the most to care and support them...not necessarily "agree or condone" the decision to get pregnant, but support them since it's already done and can't be changed.


being pregnant with no support might be hard but its always possible to look for help. their is alot of help in this world. teens can find help any where, teens might be shy at first to ask for help but it will be the better for you and your unborn baby. never be shy to ask for help .


First of all, Adela's mom should realize that her daughter is a teen that is pregnant & that she should be understanding.Anyone who become teen mom at a young age should have the support from those around them especially those who are their loved ones. Instead of kicking out Adela, she needs to be there for her now that she needs her more than anything. Everyone makes mistakes, so if she's going to be making the decision of kicking her out why not provide her with a close relative or a safe place where she knows Adela will feel safe.


This guide is filled with great information for all teens. Spread the word to your family and friends.


It is nice you are aware of help you have received and are thankful; that is very matrue.


i think this is really good information for teenagers that are facing this in this moment . i think adela should look for nice place to live for her and with her baby, =)


Well I think that us a teens are very lucky to have so many support because many teens do face a problem where there parents don't want them home, but if a teens does look and pay good attention on the help other people offer is such a good idea.

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