The concept of family is not just about those who were born to you or share a blood relation. The family is defined by a person or group of people with whom you feel closest to. I have a large extended “family” that doesn’t involve just blood-related family members. The family structure regardless of blood relation is a vital component of society and the mental health of our children. When children grow up in a household that puts family bonding at a high level of priority, tend to be more caring, compassionate and great at relationships in the future.