What Does Family Mean?

“Family” can mean different things to different people.

Our definitions on what a family is (and what it means to be part of one) are often influenced by personal experiences, different cultures, economics and society as a whole.

There are also many different types of families: immediate family, extended families, complex and step-families, traditional, adopted and foster families. You may even think of your friends as your family, or your co-workers, or even your pets.

However you define “family,” it’s safe to say the people you include in . . .

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