Families are our first connection. They are an integral part of our development as humans. It is from and to whom we share our most fragile moments and our deepest connections.
There are some that believe that there is no such thing as the individual. That we are inexorably part of a system at all times, shaped by fluid interactions within these systems, then larger systems, extended family, community, and more.
That said, it is important to recognize that families look different; they come in all shapes and sizes. While there might be a traditional nuclear family of a mom, dad, and two children, another family might be two married gay people with two children, each one the biological children of each parent. The combinations and permutations are diverse and by no means should limit the accessibility to treatment.
Families, come in all shapes and sizes. All individuals and relationships are welcome . . . couples, polyamorous relationships, cisgender, transgender, and non-binary individuals and people who identify as heterosexual and LGBTQA.