The smallest social group within the Poku Degonjo Saeruo (Hidden Sun Clan) is a Punla (Pūn-lă) or family. A Punla consists of the spouses, children, and retainers. The head of a family is the eldest member regardless of gender. The plural form is Punlai (Pūn-lăē) families.
A family may have more than two spouses, the addition of additional spouses strengthens a family, but all current spouses must agree to the addition. It is possible for an adult to request a Ânamuspa Punla (Breaking Family) from a family. The individual when granted a severing forfeits all but their personal property, any children they birthed or fathered remain with the family.
The children of a family belong to the entire family. All adult members participate in the rearing, and disciplining of the young.
The Poku'vonai see all children as vital to their survival. In the event that all immediate parents of a child are killed; the orphan would be taken in by one of their extended family members (aunts, uncles, grandparents). If there are no direct extended family members, then another family in their House will take them in.