You may have noticed that “para-kin” and “parakin” are used nearly interchangeably. Either is fine and can be chosen at your discretion! Also, the terms p-kin, p-mom, p-dad, p-daughter, etc. are short, handy versions that may suit you better. We have heard many people use these terms kind of like a “nickname,” or for quick reference in conversation.
You may also have noticed that legal notice in our footer: para-kin™ and its derivations are trademarks, and the terms para-mom®, para- dad®, para-wife® and para-hubby® are registered. We want to make clear that you are welcome to use the para-kin™ terms freely in your personal blogs, social media, professional media publications, conversation, and family relationships.
We do want to prohibit others from selling commercial products containing para-kin™ terms without the creator’s written permission. This legal protection is to ensure that the terms stay true to their original intention: to be used by found families to enhance a feeling of belonging, not to make a profit. Yes, we sell some mugs, t-shirts and such, but this is really as an offset for our web hosting expenses. So, don’t hesitate to buy, but please know that this website is not about a commercial profit. What we offer are more language choices when describing our relationships with loved ones, because our kin should be our priority in life. Agree?