Do siblings count as relatives?
A relative is a person who is part of your family. Parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, grandparents, cousins, nieces and nephews — they're all relatives. If you are a child or grandchild of Maria's, for example, you are a blood relative of her family.
Which relatives are considered immediate family?
Immediate family refers to a person's smallest family unit, consisting of the closest relatives, such as parents, siblings, and children. An immediate family may contain both biological relatives and those related through marriage, such as a brother-in-law.
Are Cousins considered family members?
It can contain others connected by birth, adoption, marriage, civil partnership, or cohabitation, such as grandparents, great-grandparents, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, siblings-in-law, half-siblings, cousins, adopted children and step-parents/step-children, and cohabiting partners.
What happens if you have a child with a family member?
When parents are blood relatives, there is a higher risk of disease and birth defects, stillbirths, infant mortality and a shorter life expectancy. To have a child with severe diseases and disorders may cause heavy strain for the family in question.