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18 Stories That Prove That It’s Possible to Build a Family Bond With Anyone

Although the definition of family is typically about blood or legal ties, this concept has become much broader. As one quote puts it, “There are friends, there’s family, and then there are friends that become family,” meaning that family can be the people or even the animals you choose from that you make a part of your life.

1. “My sister’s fiancé also proposed to her daughter.”

2. “This picture I took of mom cuddling with the beagle”

3. “My wife had her father and stepfather walk her down the aisle.”

4. “After 2 years together, they’re crazy about each other.”

5. “I was going through a hard divorce and realized who was always there for me, so I decided to make it a permanent part of me.”

“It was the happiest day of my life.”

6. “Memory! When I went through chemo, my then-18-year-old cat regularly groomed my bald head.”

7. “Told my boyfriend I started my period at work and had cramps.”

“I got back to this ’period corner’ he made me with multiple forms of pain relief and comfort. I love this man.”

8. “Met my childhood crush. I’m in a difficult place at the minute, which definitely put a smile on my face.”

9. “My wife and I adopted this handsome boy a few weeks ago and threw him his first birthday party!”

10. “This woman adopted me when I was 4 from an orphanage. I’m very proud and lucky to call her my mom.”

11. “Our adopted foster daughter is living her best fourth birthday. Makes my heart so happy.”

12. “We adopted a very shy kitten last Sunday. This morning he came up to me and sat on my lap all on his own for the first time.”

13. “8 years ago, I started talking to some German guy on Facebook.”

“In May, I flew all the way from Australia to Germany to meet him in person. Here’s us together!”

14. “Teddy is 6 months old now, and he and my wife have been inseparable since the day I brought him home.”

“This little guy has brought so much joy into our lives.”

15. “A seventh wedding anniversary gift from my mother-in-law that she hand-painted for us.”

16. “My boss surprised me by taking shifts so I can spend Thanksgiving with my family.”

17. “10 minutes after adopting this lil’ street boy, this was his reaction.”

18. “For the first time in her life, my 8-year-old stepdaughter asked to stay up late to watch the game with me. I couldn’t be happier.”

Do you agree that family is not only about relatives? Who do you call a part of your family?

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