Surrogate and adoptive individuals, people or groups who provide family suport to another or others in the absence of real family members in an urban setting.
Includes friends, mentors, community supporters, church groups, foster families, charities, good samaritans or total strangers etc.
"No man, they're all back home in Africa but I'm not alone cos I've got a huge urban family tree supporting and loving me".
"Yeah, like who?"
"Jackie's my aunt, R.W. is my big brother and I've got the best grandma I visit in Islington".