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A friend of mine lives in Australia she is 14years of age and her family abuse her, they strangle her and beat her. She refuses to seek help from police or other services for reasons unknown to me.
She has a Boyfriend in the USA state of New York who is 17 with his own job and house he is more then capable of looking after her and has offered to bring her into the US to stay with him once he is 18. But I have been advising him about the many legal issues that will occur in the process such as Parental Custody rights and Statutory Rape, Kidnapping etc. We considered adoption as an option however her parents would have to sign the papers which they wont do.
Is there any Legal way to get her into the US and away from her family?
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