Hi Tina,
Melina Telles
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Thank you so much for your appreciation! Blended families are families that have divorced parents and that each have their own families so the children of divorced parents experience step parents and step siblings. This dynamic showcases the types of relationships between divorced parents, step parents, and step siblings. If most relationships are supportive and caring, then blended families are most likely to get along while some blended families could have falling out and tension between relationships. Foster families are different from blended families where the child is separated from biological parents within reason and is placed into a home with foster parents and potential foster siblings. Foster families are similar to blended families where if relationships are supportive, caring and maintained, then everyone involved is taken care. There are some negative stigmas against foster families that also relate to single parent families due society’s expectations towards dual parenting.