If a parent cannot control a teenager can they give up custody of the teenager to the state?

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So long as they are under the age of 18, then yes you can. But why would anyone want to put their own child into care! It may be a long hard road but there are plenty of organisations out there to help. So long as they are under the age of 18, yes you can. But there are plenty of organisations out there that could help. It can be a long hard slog but I would rather get all the help I could than to put a child of mine into care.
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