There is no cookie cutter formula for what a family is.  Thank goodness.  Here are some examples of what makes a family along with beautiful pictures of families who have come together through adoption.

Being a family doesn’t mean we have the same blood running through our veins.

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Being a family means that God miraculously brought us all together.

Being a family doesn’t mean that you were with me since the day you were born.

T Family

Being a family means we would do anything for each other.

Being a family doesn’t mean we all look alike on the outside.

R Family

Being a family means we all look alike on the inside.

Being a family doesn’t mean we all have to share the same last name.

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Being a family means we love each other without judging or criticizing each other.

Being a family doesn’t mean that you once lived inside of me.

A family

Being a family means we love you unconditionally.

Being a family doesn’t mean that life is always easy.

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Being a family means we stick together through the hard times and grow together.