Example: Quinn grew up in the United States, and Harley grew up in Australia, they met at a university in Spain and got married. They have a small child. Quinn, Harley, and the child are the family of procreation, and their relatives are their extended family.
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- Plural: families of procreation
- This term is sometimes limited to nuclear families or families with biological children or heterosexual couples.
- In contrast to family of procreation, family of orientation is the family an individual is born into or grows up in.
- Family of procreation used in a sentence: Alexis’ family of procreation is growing year by year.
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “family” and “procreation” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- extended family
- family life cycle
- family of orientation
- nuclear family
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How to Cite the Definition of Family of Procreation
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “family of procreation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 27, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/family-of-procreation/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
family of procreation. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/family-of-procreation/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “family of procreation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 27, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/family-of-procreation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“family of procreation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 27 Jun. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/family-of-procreation/>.