There are also a growing number of children in foster care who have been orphaned or abandoned due to drugs, alcohol, or other unfortunate circumstances. These young people tend to relate more with each other than with the adults in the foster care system. They become their own type of family, where they look out for one another and give support to others who have the same negative experiences. In recent years, gay marriage has become legal in many states. As a result, there are children growing up in a family with two mommies or two daddies. All of these different situations create a family unit for the people involved. Family is no longer limited to just the people within one’s household. The modern definition is much more broad and encompasses the feelings and relationships between all of the different people.