They are here with their mother, but the mother isn't the one who was raising them, they were being raised by their grandmother, who was sent to Australia with the rest of the extended family. Only the mom, stepfather (who now is gone) and kids remain. The reason I ask is especially for the 17yr old. Children's aid helps the younger ones, though they should all be in Australia. Mom & her 4 kids, but because the kids are younger & there is custody issues at this time, the younger ones & mom can't go anywhwere, but the 17yr old, being over 16 is looking for options to go.
Can she take steps to go to Australia on her own? They have permanent residency status for at least 1 yr I believe. The 17yr old is ready to go without her family at this point. I would like to see if there is something that can be done even to get her to Australia temporarily so that she can sort out staying there permanently once she arrives?? Anything that will legally allow her to go there.