14. What is the living arrangement rule for minor teen parents and pregnant teens?

If you are under 18, DTA may say you have to live in a teen group home (structured setting) unless you
  • live with one or both of your parents,
  • live with an adult age 20 or older who is related to you or your baby— not including the baby’s father if you are not married to him (see Questions 2 and 3 for a list of relatives),
  • live with a legal guardian,
  • are 17 and the teen specialist says you can live on your own,
  • will turn age 18 within the next 60 days,
  • live with your spouse if you are married, or
  • are a graduate of a Department of Children and Families (DCF) independent living program. 106 C.M.R. §§ 703-182-703.184.