Does DNA a family make?

  • Yes, blood and biology are the most important factor in families.

    6%
  • No, families are built on love most importantly!

    93%
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joy2bamom
Submitted by at 4:45 PM on Dec. 29, 2008
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Does DNA a family make?

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joy2bamom
Submitted by at 4:45 PM on Dec. 29, 2008
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  • JayGirlsMo...
    Submitted by   at 5:21 PM on December 29, 2008

    of course you know how I answered!!!!! (proud adoptive mommy that I am!)

  • mommy9
    Submitted by   at 6:53 PM on December 29, 2008

    I know that as an adoptive mommy, God puts my babies in my heart before I even get to touch them. I have wonderful "friends" who are family to us too! Love builds families, not blood or DNA!

  • ameliasmam...
    Submitted by   at 8:30 PM on December 29, 2008

    I am with mommy9. I have sisters that I love and trust more than my "DNA" sister. And as an adoptive mommy Evie sharing my DNA wouldn't make her more my daughter than she already is.

  • joy2bamom
    Submitted by   at 8:56 PM on December 29, 2008

    Well said ameliasmama

  • Arismama05
    Submitted by   at 10:33 PM on December 29, 2008

    It's love all the way! my SO is more of a father to my daughter than her real dad will ever be.

  • justanothe...
    Submitted by   at 11:49 AM on December 30, 2008

    I've always said that "blood" doesn't make a family.
    My mom's family is one of the most loving I know. We used to have a reunion every year when I was a kid and we were always encouraged to bring friends and if you brought a friend just once they were considered "family" after that and my aunts would ask about my friends and want to know what they were up to. This one older lady always comes to our reunions. She was the mother of a friend of my mom and her sisters when they were kids. She is "family" and comes to all of our family functions.
    Heck they used to invite my dad's mom to every reunion and practically begged her to come.
    My dad's side of the family is more like DNA makes a family. They are very closed off and don't like people intruding on their gatherings (and that includes us even though we are related). When they came to mom's funeral they didn't know how to react to my mom's family who invited them in with open arms and hugs. They were very put off and confused by it.

  • toomanypoo...
    Submitted by   at 5:03 AM on January 4, 2009

    Nope! Adopted mom here.

  • TikkiNippe...
    Submitted by   at 8:45 PM on January 4, 2009

    No way! My step father is more of a father than my Biological dad ever was!

  • AIMzMommi4...
    Submitted by   at 8:16 PM on January 5, 2009

    no i think that DNA has nuttin to do wit it my oldest son is not my hubby son but they are both loving to each other as if they were DNA lol.... i think familys are built on love!!!!

  • SUSANWEBB1...
    Submitted by   at 2:51 PM on January 8, 2009

    I think it takes both. But My daughter says half of her family she got to choose by making them friends first and letting them seep into her heart so deep they got nuttin but to become family.

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