Yes, your mother can make you come home. If she is willing for you to go live with the other family, a guardianship must be created to protect the family as well as to give them the authority to act as your parent.
Yes. At 17 you are not of legal age to make that decision. If she agrees she can go to court and agree to a guardianship from her to the adults. Your boyfriend cannot be your legal guardian. Yes she can force you to come home. You could file for legal emancipation. Go talkto a lawyer about that possibility. Better yet go home. You have not alleged any neglect or abuse. Parents deserve your respect.
IF YOU FOUND THIS ANSWER "Helpful" or " The Best Answer" YOU CAN THANK ATTORNEY RADDATZ BY MARKING IT SO because Avvo awards the attorney points. MS. RADDATZ is donating her time and talent by answering questions to help those in need of legal information. This is NOT a consultation and in no way creates an attorney-client relationship. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS PERSONALLY CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR LOCAL AREA who has specific expertise in the area of law you are asking about.
Sign up to receive a 5-part series of useful information and advice about child custody law.