In this series we look at some of the more interesting family stories from around the world over the past 7 days.
This week we have a wide-range of family-related stories from New Zealand, The USA, Asia, Denmark and Oman. Enjoy.
We kick this week's edition of Families Around the World off with the touching story of a New Zealand man who was shocked to receive a phone call from the other side of the world which reunited him his family in Poland after 60 years of separation.
Did you know that 40% of people in the USA have at least 1 step-relative? This recent report shows the effect that the increase in divorce and remarrying rates have had on the structure of the typical American family.
Here's an amazing report that highlights the dramatic decline in birthrates across Asia over the past 50 years
This week, Princess Mary and Prince Frederik of Denmark presented their recently born twins to the public for the first time. The twins have not as yet been named as it is traditional for the children to be named once christened at around 3 months of age.
Speaking about Royal families, the Omani Royal family has recently taken possession of a first-of-its-kind sports car that will make many men out there jealous. The modified Koenigsegg Agera R Supercar would seem to be the perfect gift for that person who has everything...
That's it for this week's Families Around the World (FAW). If you have any amazing family stories you think our blog readers would like to hear about, feel free to put some info and a link in the comments to this post and we'll see if we can add it to next week's edition of FAW