@I love daffodils,
I'm in a similar boat myself, not having a family. All my immediate family is dead and I'm divorced with no children. It gets awfully lonely sometimes. I have a handful of friends but they can never take the place of my family. I was very close with my family. They were very warm, loving, supportive, loyal, caring, close-knit and very fun people. I miss them every single day. I was married twenty plus years during which time we went through 2 miscarriages and a stillbirth at 6 months. So no kids. I don't have any answers but I wanted to reply just to let you know there are other people out here in the world who understand that human need for kinship and how extremely complicated and difficult it can be to try to overcome the loss of one's family. Of course you do what you have to do -- you carry on...somehow. But there's always that emptiness, that sense of the missing, that yearning to see and hear and hug and talk to the wonderful family you loved your whole life long, and the painful fact that you will never have that opportunity again in this life no matter what you do. There are no simple or easy solutions. I personally haven't found any satisfactory resolution. But I survive day by day, one day at a time. More than anything I miss my baby who I lost at 6 months. Some people say how can u miss a baby that was never even born, but they have no clue. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about her and wonder what she would be like and what she'd be doing if she were here. Anyway, sorry for rambling on and on like this.
May God Bless you and may you find kind, honest, loving people to share your life with.