step-child

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step-child

A child of a step-parent who assumed the parental role through marriage to one of the child's original (usually biological) parents. Most commonly, the step-parent is the second spouse of one of the child's biological parents. My step-children come to visit their father and me every other weekend.
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Celebrity couple: Heidi Klum and Seal - The step child issue Background: Heidi Klum and Seal yesterday confirmed they have called time on their seven-year marriage after having "grown apart".
For all of these, step child consists of two categories--step child of male parent and step child of female parent.
Figure 2: Census definition of family-blending types Intact families Couple families containing at least one child who is the natural or adopted child of both partners in the couple, and no child who is the step child of either partner in the couple.
Yet despite the frenetic pace of the rental market--and compensation that was commensurate with many in the brokerage sector--Pearson said rental was always treated like the step child of the industry.
Ryan John White, 32, of Tyntyla Road, Ystrad, pleaded guilty to assaulting the mother of his two children and step child, Amy Evans, occasioning her actual bodily harm on March 1.
The 41-year-old, from Fairwater Road, in Llandaff, Cardiff, said he supported yesterday's protesters after fighting for access rights to his own child and step child. He now sees one of them once a fortnight but said the law needs to be changed.