What Family Is To Me. From an adoptee's point of view.

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What Family Is To Me         Since birth, I have grown up with a different concept of family than most people do. Instead of being born into my biological family, I was adopted into my given family. I have known I was adopted, for as long as I can remember because my parents made sure to tell me so, at the earliest age that I could understand. By adopting me and my sister into the family, …

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…a family.         Families do not have to be biological. Here in Altoona, I have a chosen family of friends who I consider to be just as close as a family. Among my chosen family, one can find love, respect and trust, and sacrifice for one another. As a chosen family we still work the same way that a given family does, by having a sense of belonging and a sense of love toward each other.