I think family isnt just blood. I think family are the people that you want to be with and trust to talk to. I think that those types of relations are important to have. Doesnt necessarily have to be blood relationships
@eric0127, very true and i thought about that- arent there statistics of children who were adopted having a higher likelyhood of being depressed or having mental illness? even as my expressing abilities grew they were tested the greatest by my family. dont you get the feeling our relatives- most likely due to how well they know us- have a certain hold on us? it might even be more than that considering foster care and single-parent household statistics of the childs overall health. maybe it is our blood.