A basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not:
the traditional family.
B a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for: a single-parent family.
the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family.
the spouse and children of one person:
We're taking the family on vacation next week.
**Note, no where does it specify gender to be a family.