The American family looks different than it did 50, or even 10, years ago.
The number of children living with two married parents has steadily decreased since the '80s. A 2012 Pew study found that 2 million dads stay at home with their kids -- a statistic that is also climbing. Around six million kids and adults have an LGBT parent. Minorities make up 37 percent of the population, but will increase to 57 percent in 2060. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2043, no group will make up a majority.
It's clearly time to celebrate all of the families in this country. So to ring in the Fourth of July this year, we asked our readers for family photos that represent the real America. The images we received include a single mom by choice who adopted her son when he was 2 years old, a military family with a dad who is in active duty in the Air Force, and a Sikh family who takes an annual road trip to Washington D.C. to celebrate the Independence Day.
Scroll down to seem them all below.