I'm only 16 and im currently on summer vacation and just today I got woke up by my mother bombarding me with questions about my brother and my dad. She was asking me if I had told my brother our address because I live with my submissve mother and atrocious stepdad. A little backstory my brother got deported a long time ago for misbehaving and since he was born within Africa he got in trouble so many times that he got deported. My dad on the other hand left to Ghana, Africa about 3 years ago after he got injured on the job and this is because he already had a house up there and it would be easier for him to live there. So I only talk to my brother and dad on the phone and there was nothing about the conversations we had that would of led me to believe I would actually have to TAKE CARE of him my impression was that I would be able to finally see him and visit him again after these 3 years that felt so long. So back to my mother asking me these questions I was so confused and I had forgotten I had given my brother my address and now when I think about it I think he led me to believe that he would be sending me something from ghana... but now it looks like they're trying to send someone to come get me in order to drive to D.C where my dad will be waiting and wanting me to take care of him. My mom is telling me that I could either go for an undecided amount of time (most likely 2 months) or lie and pretend as if I've already planned to vacation in Canada with my cousins. I really do feel so guilty and I've already been through enough s**t with my stepdad, who by is butting in and trying to add onto my guilt pretending like he cares even though he's tried to get rid of me before. I really need help and I haven't stopped researching, crying or stressing since this morning. and btw I was informed that it would take 3 months before my dad could get professional help because of medicare and since my brother is still deported and the rest of my dads family has bailed me.. a 16 year old with no professional experience would be left to care for my dad... even though my dads own sister is a registered live in nurse who owns her own nursing home.