A key ideal for me is that of a Bear family, built as a chosen family rather than blood relations.
Those included in the Bear family would be those within a relationship, be it polyamorous or not, and those close friends that are considered as brother, father, uncle, son to myself. The basis is that while I do have blood family, they are not the true family that keeps me nourished in my own mind and soul. The Bear family is one that understands, supports those within it and is not set in stone of who the members are.
There are very few I would consider family in this way and would love to be able to build my own family based on this ideal. Mutual respect, support, love and guardianship.
I have started a group on Facebook as a basis for those I consider close friends and family.