step-father


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step-father

A male caregiver of a child who assumed the parental role through marriage to one of the child's original (usually biological) parents. Most commonly, a step-father is the second husband of a child's biological mother. I live with my dad during the week and then visit my mom and step-father every other weekend.
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Lawyers for the council and the girl's guardian challenged the step-father's exoneration as flying in the face of the evidence and all conventions of decency with children.
The child's mother and step-father should have been handed the death penalty and the professionals who failed him should be jailed.
Young adolescents, on the contrary, are extremely sensitive to the step-father's or step-mother's attempts to execute the caring parental function and vehemently protest against their requests.
The step-father does not work but is a heavy drinker.
Her step-father, David Gould, who lives with her mum Elizabeth Staffell in Chapelknowe, near Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, said the service would reflect Helen's joy and a delightful sense of fun.
In "Independence Meal," she writes, "Yes, the new sharecrop / Is the flesh and bones / Behind the cell block / And the Wackenhut corpa-prison sits right on an old plantation / Birthed right over the slave graves in that soil / An African mother / its step-father is Reaganomics / A barren corporate heiress delivering a lineage of toxins."
His mother and step-father spoke Aramaic, a hybrid language that was itself the result of oppression.
We distinguish four stable patterns, which together account for 71 percent of the cases: living with mother and father (52%); living with a single mother (9%); living with a step-father (9%); and living with mother and other adults (2%).
The statement goes on to say that Jerry Twain is the only father she has ever known and that after he married her mother, her step-father legally adopted her.
The book offers glimpses of the children, as in the 1912 case of eight-year-old Linda Cozza, who was returned to her mother and stepfather from a good adoptive home even though the step-father had forced her out of the house.
We wear the innocent-looking masks of a father, step-father, uncle, cousin.
Summary: Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Apr 13 (ANI): In yet another incident of sexual assault against minors, a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her step-father in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior on Thursday.
However, CIA police has released the step-father after investigation.
The girl was apparently raped and murdered.The CIA police had released the step-father after the investigation.
like it" Actress Kristin Scott Thomas, even though her father and then her step-father both died flying planes.