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Parents Are Human

Bringing People & Cultures Closer Together

We believe with our hearts that we can bring the world closer together one conversation at a time.

We're on a mission to help people from every culture connect deeply with their loved ones.

Growing up, I didn’t know how to talk to my mom and dad. We had a broken and distant relationship for over twelve years.


I hit rock bottom in 2018 and realized that if I didn't rebuild my relationship with my parents, I'd regret it for the rest of my life.

I co-created Parents Are Human because I wanted to get to know my mom and dad before it was too late.

After a year of playing the game weekly, we went from rarely ever talking for over a decade to having any deep conversations we wanted and embracing each other's love.

We now work together, sending our love and products around the world each day.

My family is living proof that it's possible. Let’s go on this journey together, one conversation at a time.

Joseph Lam, Co-founder & CEO

Our Community Translators

Parents Are Human is a community-created card game. Each bilingual deck wouldn’t exist without the help of our community translators, who have committed their time and energy to ensure that we fully honor the unique nuances of each language and culture. These humans are the reason families around the world can now start priceless conversations in their mother tongue.

Want to Help Parents Are Human Grow?

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Vote for your language to be translated earlier! We make them in order of popularity. Leave your email and we’ll notify you as soon as we start working on it.

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Become a Translator

Help your community play Parents Are Human in your mother tongue! We can't do it without you. Apply below to join our Translation Team. We’ll honor your contribution forever.

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Join Our Team

We need your help! Your time, energy, and resources will be greatly cherished whether you just want to share a few ideas, take on a project, or lead an entire department. Join us!

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The Parents Are Human Team

Parents Are Human wouldn’t be possible without these incredible humans.

Mama Lam

Customer Love & Fulfillment

Papa Lam

Customer Love & Fulfillment

Alexis Galamay

Brand & Social

Krista Aoki

Brand & Social

Joanna Marcaida

Wholesale & Partnerships

Adrienne Fong

Design & Product

Jen So

Language & Translations

Don Yurick

Business & Partnerships

We Care About Mother Earth & Future Generations

Here are some of the things we’re doing to protect our one home called Earth.

Long-Lasting Design

We designed our game so that it would last for years to come. Our sturdy two-part box is made from 1200 GSM cardboard and laminated with a velvety soft matte finish that we think you’ll fall in love with.

100% Recyclable

Everything is recyclable—our cards, boxes, thermal labels, bubble wrap and shrink wrap. We reduced waste wherever possible and use reusable & recyclable bubble mailers made by EcoEnclose as often as we can.

Printed With Soy Ink

Instead of using traditional petroleum-based ink, our games are printed using ink made from soybean oil & organic pigments. We use premium Pantone colors to showcase the beauty of each language.

My Parents Hand Pack Each Order With the Utmost Love & Care

I hired my mom, Mary Lam, and dad, Francis Lam after they had to retire early due to covid and other health complications. They now hand-pack and deliver every order to the post office. With each deck comes our love, prayers, and warmest wishes from my family to yours.

Send Them Some Love

Our Origins

Parents Are Human wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for a special human named Candace Wu. It was her original idea and efforts in the beginning that led this company starting. We are forever grateful for you.

Read How It All Started

My Journey

I spent the last few years healing a broken relationship I had with my immigrant parents for over a decade and now I’m on a mission to help people from every culture connect deeply with their loved ones.

If you’re curious to learn more about my journey, I spent hundreds of hours documenting the raw and real challenges I went through so you can learn from my mistakes.

Read My 30 Reflections

Thank you for being a part of the Parents Are Human story.

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