Care and Protection Give Birth to Families


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Care and Protection Give Birth to Families
A family is less a construct of people that share genes and physical characteristics, but more of a combination of people that care for each other’s safety and attend to each other’s welfare. Despite the more conventional image of a mother, father, and two children (the nuclear family), families come in diverse sizes, shapes, colors, and even values. But the heart of a family is in the desire to protect each other from harm, and the passion to care for each other such that one can influence the happiness of another.
The origin and history of the word “family” begins with the Latin word “familia” meaning household. A household refers to those living in the same quarters, including servants. The...
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.....of the human existence, and every human being strives to, and has a right to, belong to one.
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