What makes a family? Laura, her partner Lisa, and their 8-year-old daughter Mya are proof that you can have a family without a mom AND a dad -- in fact, the only essential ingredient in making a family is love. Seems obvious, right? Not to everybody, unfortunately. There are still plenty of people who look at Laura, Lisa and Mya as more of a curiousity than a family. Comparisons are made, says Lisa, to what people call "traditional" families. But she doesn't think her family isn't like or unlike traditional families ...
"Our family is two people who are devoted to each other, who respect each other, who love each other ... who brought a child into the world and both people give 100% to that child," she says.
Not only does that sound like a family, that sounds like an amazing family. Every child should be as lucky as Mya!
Do you know any families like Mya, Laura and Lisa?
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