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Question: i'm a 16 year old who recently moved to phoenix. my parents have been going through an ongoing horrible court case. my mother suffers from 9 mental illnesses and constantly emotionally abuses me and my 8 year old brother. as a result of the court case which started in nevada, we stay with our mother on the 1st, 2nd and 4th weekends of every month but it is absolutely unbearable. i was wondering if when i turn 18 i could adopt my brother even though our mother will never sign the papers. my brother is also adopted from birth.

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  • i'm a 16 year old who recently moved to phoenix. my parents have been going through an ongoing horrible court case. my mother suffers from 9 mental illnesses and constantly emotionally abuses me and my 8 year old brother. as a result of the court case which started in nevada, we stay with our mother on the 1st, 2nd and 4th weekends of every month but it is absolutely unbearable. i was wondering if when i turn 18 i could adopt my brother even though our mother will never sign the papers. my brother is also adopted from birth.

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