Family Focus: Fictive Kin

Spring 2018

Family Focus articles are exclusive to NCFR members. 

The spring 2018 Family Focus includes articles that address the close, family-like relationships and commitments people build outside of biological or legal ties. How these relationships function among different populations, cultures, and situations is explored along with the interactions between them and biological or legal family members. Implications for families, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers are suggested. All of this helps us as family professionals really think about what “family” means.

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