I have a little sister, a younger sister who is the light of my life. She is the main character in 80% of my stories and her name is constantly bouncing off of my tongue. Inevitably the question always arises, “So… how are you related?” It is painfully clear we are not blood related. The story of how we are sisters/ but not step-sisters/but not, simply friends/but WAY more, frequently follows. It appears that the average person frowns upon me calling her my sister due to our parents lack of a “legal” bond. We are often labeled friends. As a result, I feel our relationship, our love, our bond greater than blood, is universally dismissed.
Para-kin terms are often used without a hyphen (parakin, paramom, etc.), and in shorthand version (p-dad, p-daughter).
We encourage you to feel your way to your own variations. We hope these terms help reflect your belonging to the important people in your life.
There are certain family members who would never miss any family event, be it Thanksgiving, special birthday celebration , Sunday Bar-B-Q…
i think.. if you’re lucky enough to have found & formed a new family.. whether you happen to be of the same gender.. or of the opposite sex-
you’ve found u’r para-wife, para-husband, u’r para spouse.
I’m a teacher of thirty years and have met many kids from different walks of life. However, we are all …
On July 9th, 2011 Para-kin billboard shines brightly over the Providence, Rhode Island scene at Waterfire. http://www.promotionwithmotion.com/images/index-text.png for…