"A Different Definition of Family"

Often, school projects assume a family is a dad, mom, and children. For families formed another way, it can be hard to fit into that mold.

definition of family

I am the white, single mother of an eight-year-old Asian girl, whom I adopted when she was six days old. As you can imagine, I have given a lot of thought to “the daddy question.”


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