Since at least 1978, The Family defined adults as those "12 years of age and older." Children aged 12 and older were classified as "singles" on Home reports and allowed to vote in home elections. In 1993, the age at which a member was classified as an adult was raised to 16. In 1995, the Charter was issued and that document (as amended in 1998 and 2003) details the organization's current policies for various age classifications.
- End End Time Supporters' News! Issue #3, pg. 6, 1993-05.
- Home Servants' Monthly Report Form — DO No. 670, 1978
- OUR NEW COLONY RULES SUMMARISED! — DO NO.657, 1978-01
- When Are Teens "Adults"? – 1985-09 – By Sara Kelley – Basic Training Handbook, pages 25-28.
|Family Age Classifications|
|Baby | Toddler | Younger Child (YC) | Middle Child (MC) | Older Child (OC) | Junior End Time Teen (JETT) | Junior Teen (JT)|