I Do Not Believe Blood Makes Family

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    I've never really had a close relationship with

    any family members. but i have met some people that are not of my blood that have chamged my life.
    chipconyurson chipconyurson
    16-17, F
    Dec 31, 2015

    This Is True And Not True

    This is not easily to answer.   There are more possibilities.For many people the blood has much to do with real family.  They are very close and connected with their brothers, sisters, parents etc..  or at least with some of them.For many people on the other side family means...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 17, 2011

    there are 2 kinds of family,

    1. family by blood, IE. mom, dad 2. family by bond, IE. 2 really close friends that are "brothers" or in my case, adoptive family... I may not have the same last name, but I'm as much part of this family as my adoptive dad is
    LoneHunterCD LoneHunterCD
    22-25, M
    Jan 2, 2016

    If you have been there,

    too.. you understand this.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    Blood Is Just Dna

    I don't think blood has anything to do with being family, it just means you share DNA. My mother is the one that gave birth to me and lived in the house I grew up in, but she is not my mom. I don't consider her to be anything other then an incubator. On the flip side of that my...
    justexisting89 justexisting89
    22-25, F
    Dec 3, 2011


    loyalty does make family...something i lerned young ...
    AngelTrey AngelTrey
    22-25, M
    Oct 16, 2012

    blood makes you related.

    unconditional love, support , laughter, sharing the good and the bad times makes a family. I have plenty of blood relatives that are not family.
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2016

    Family Is Love

    I was adopted as a baby. I was not blood related to my parents and yet, I was loved and cared for. I have found my biological mother's family (she had already passed). While I was not raised with my sister and three brothers, we are still family and love and care for each other...
    banburycat banburycat
    46-50, F
    Jan 16, 2012

    Having had some serious problems with career ,

    love, and pretty much everything in my life, I've come to realise that I can't ever be a mother and that pains me. I smoke(I had quit for a month), I'm on antidepressants, (can't be pregnant on anti depressants) and I don't see my situation improving soon. I'm soon going to...
    thewanderess thewanderess
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

    Family is not blood related its about having

    everyone u love around u, ur friends r ur family to ^_^ even if there on the internet :)
    TheRainbowDino TheRainbowDino
    16-17, F
    Sep 20, 2014

    Anyone know where I can find a Louisiana form

    that parental right are permanently given to another adult.
    CatEm CatEm
    18-21, F
    Apr 15, 2014

    Best friend is not family by blood

    but i consider him brother.
    Drgnmrph Drgnmrph
    31-35, T
    Nov 3, 2015

    I Believe Love Makes Family..

     I don't think being a family has anything to do with being blood related, and I don't think it matters.  We can make our own family in life.  Anyone can give birth to a child, or make someone pregnant. True family is about love, not blood. I will continue to make my own...
    wildnotfree wildnotfree
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2011

    I believe family more often causes (blood)

    bleeding; of mind,body, and soul
    fairone fairone
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2015

    True Family

    They're the ones that are always by your side without waver. Even through all the thick and thin, and after any and every time you may hurt them.  The true loyal and best friends.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 10, 2012

    Some of my family members are

    or were real jerks. I don't have any siblings, so I'm talking about aunts and uncles, cousins, etc. And some of them have treated me like ****, so **** 'em.
    gtownguy gtownguy
    56-60, M
    Mar 14, 2016

    I Do Not Believe Blood Makes Family.

    I believe you have friends that treat u better then your own blood but I have seen family members take advantage of there loved ones and they say that they r helping them, when in reality they r messing them over or playing there so called family as fools. Friends r the best real...
    hazeleyes73 hazeleyes73
    36-40, F
    Jun 23, 2012

    To you Mista Hgrove, Thank you

    for throwing me a life vest instead of a boulder while I was drowning today... I guess that's why you get paid the big bucks ! <3
    Bssanglergrl1 Bssanglergrl1
    1 Response Jul 16, 2015

    The people who I love the most

    and have been there for me the most are not people related by blood, but the people who have taken time to care and bond with me
    RedRoyal RedRoyal
    18-21, F
    Sep 10, 2015

    I've Learned This The Hard Way

    just because your related by blood (allegedly) doesn't mean you care about each other. i'm not complaining or anything since i know there are a lot people with worse families out there but those who do have them know what i say when i make this group.
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

    I figured out that one of my cousins got put

    out by his mom because he came out as a homosexual. And I think that is the biggest example to me of how blood doesnt make family. If her love for her child is that conditional to him being heterosexual then in my eyes thats not real love. And frankly I cant help but find it...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    The truth is it's not blood

    that makes a family it's the bond. People can be related and not feel a connection but others with completely different backgrounds can connect. That's what a family is about, a connection, a bond, something that holds eveyone in place
    deleted deleted
    Aug 5, 2015

    Maple syrup is thicker

    than blood therefore pancakes are more important than family.
    qwernia qwernia
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    Making Our Own Family Connections

    I never had much of a family or was stable enough when I was younger to maintain healthy relationships however over time I have been part of Hugssociety and learned not only how to maintain and keep friendships alive but make a family that I could support and who I could accept...
    Hugsdirector Hugsdirector
    36-40, F
    Nov 4, 2013

    They say never forget

    where you come from- it will guide you to where you are going. In other words your background is your identity - you may not think its not your identity but memory is a forever storage. Don't let that block you , don't let that stop you - don't hold back!! Most importantly...
    sapphirescorpion sapphirescorpion
    26-30, F
    Jan 2, 2016

    In my eyes blood don't make you family.

    Yes, it makes you related, but loyalty make you family. All family can't be trusted. My husbands family stole, lied and cheated him (well us) out of whatever they could. So we had to cut them off. He had to learn to love them from a far.
    MayhemsTreasure MayhemsTreasure
    26-30, F
    Jun 22, 2015

    Water May Not Be Thicker Than Blood, But It Sure Does Taste Better.

    I have come to realize that some friends are more like family than your actual family..My family isn't the greatest.. Actually most of them just suck..So my friends have become my family.I don't know what I would do without my "chosen family".My friends are amazing. :)Water may...
    Beautifulimperfections Beautifulimperfections
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 5, 2012

    Just Because You’re Blood, Doesn’t Make You Family

    Family to me means the people who are there for you i good times and bad times. Blood related people aren't always there. In my experiences, I find blood relatives will be the first ones to screw you over and the non-blood related are the first ones there to help you when you...
    Bubbles48509 Bubbles48509
    36-40, F
    Jan 16, 2013
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