A. There may be step-siblings in the family who do not share a biologic parent
B. The parents come together after a previous divorce or death of a spouse
E. The parents may add another child who becomes a half-sibling to the other children
A blended family is one in which the parents come together after a previous divorce or death of a spouse. If children are part of the family, the children take on a step-parent who is not a biological parent to the child. The parents in these situations may add more children to the family; the new child becomes a half-sibling to the other children.
Date Published - Feb 16, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 10, 2016