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bilnmend

Minor Emancipatiopn through giving birth

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I was told that in Calif. if a minor gives birth to a child they are automatically emancipated. Does that mean we are no longer responsible for this 15 & 14 year olds actions? Can they choose to not return to school? Guardianship will more than likely go to one of thier parents because of the immaturity how does that affect emancipation?
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  1. thorax232's Avatar
    Giving birth does not mean a minor is emancipated, this is something that in all cases MUST be court ordered or done by joining the armed forces.

    As for the other questions:
    If a child is emancipated that are now legal adults and thus fully responsible for any actions they take and are tried as adults.
    Emancipated children still must attend school.
    And the last one is moot. >.< Because they are not emancipated.
  2. bilnmend's Avatar
    These 2 kids gave birth to a 1lb 4oz baby. The hospital informed us that they are emancipated minors that make all decisions about the infant. After a little more research i understand that the emancipation is for medical decisions only. Sadly, We cannot even enter the NICU unit without one of them with us and are given no information regarding this infant (our granddaughter) These 2 kids are off playing somewhere no one has been to see baby in 5 days nor can we even get info on how she is doing. What a mess
    Updated 08-05-2012 at 04:34 PM by bilnmend