35 Best Step Dad Quotes: Beautiful Words for Stepfathers

35 Best Step Dad Quotes : Beautiful Words for Stepfathers

Stepfathers may not be related to their kids by blood. Stepdad sayings remind people that blood is not everything. Be it any day or a special one, share these best stepdad quotes from son and daughter on cards, Instagram, Facebook- wherever you wish.

Sweet Quotes for a Step Father

Raising children is no easy task. And someone who is not related by blood deserves all the praise and applause. It takes courage, compassion and commitment to be a stepdad. Read on to find a collection of inspirational, witty, Father’s day quotes for stepdads and funny stepdad quotes to make them feel loved.

  1.  “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.” — Wade Boggs.
  2. “Having kids does not make you a father. Raising them does.” — Unknown.
  3. “No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.” — Abraham Lincoln.
  4. “Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad” — Anne Geddes.
  5. “When someone takes you on as their own when you’re not biologically their own, I think is really special … [My stepdad] didn’t have to raise me. Like, he wanted to.” — Jonathan Van Ness.
  6. “ It does not matter who my father was. It matters who I remember he was” —  Anne Sexton.
  7. “My Stepdad may not have given me life, but he sure has made my life better.” – Gerardo Campbell.
  8. “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” — Tom Wolfe.
  9. “It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.” — Ray Johnson.
  10. “Looking’ back all I can say about all the things he did for me is, I hope I’m at least half the dad that he didn’t have to be.” — Brad Paisley.
  11. “Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience.” — Azriel Johnson.
  12. “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons”. – Johann Schiller.
  13. “He never treated me like I was a package deal — something or someone he would have to accept if he wanted my mom in his life. I wasn’t a burden in his eyes, I was a bonus.” — Ashley Stock.
  14.  “Fatherhood requires love, not DNA”. — Unknown.
  15. “We aren’t ‘step,’ we aren’t ‘half,’ we’re just family.” — Unknown.
  16.  “A stepparent is so much more than just a parent; they made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.” – Unknown.
  17.  “A real man takes care of his kids no matter what the relationship is like with the mother of the child.” — Unknown.step father and family


  18. “Stepparents can be awesome because their love is a choice” — Unknown.
  19. “A Step Father means so many things… an understanding heart, a source of strength and of support, right from the very start.” — Unknown.
  20. “A step-parent doesn’t just marry a spouse: they marry their spouse’s entire situation. They have to find a balance between supporting and defending without overstepping visible and invisible boundaries.” — Unknown.
  21. “A good stepparent can literally turn the life of a child around.” – Unknown.
  22. “Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” – Dave Willis.
  23. “Any man can help make a child, but it takes a special man to help raise a child.” — Tony Gaskin.
  24. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” — Nathaniel Branden.
  25. “Stepfathers are no less than those of blood: The spirit is more comely than the flesh. Fathers are defined by how they love and not by how they multiply or breed.” — Anonymous.
  26. “Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” — Barack Obama.
  27. “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” — Leigh Anne Tuohy.
  28. “Stepparenting is like working at a late-night convenience store. . . all of the responsibility and none of the authority.” — Valerie J. Lewis Coleman.
  29. “My mom is my heart. But my stepdad was my role model, the hardest working man I ever knew.” — Brian Urlacher.
  30. “The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” — Justin Ricklefs.
  31. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” — Matthew L. Jacobson.
  32. “For better or worse, step-parenting is self-conscious parenting. You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” — Unknown.
  33. “A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.” — Unknown.
  34. “Being a stepparent is a rough job. But going to bed every night knowing that you are loved by kids who aren’t biologically yours is a great feeling.” — Unknown.
  35. “Becoming a father is a challenge to any man’s psyche and there is a fundamental reorganization that you cannot avoid when you begin this journey.” — Bruce Linton.

It is important to recognise that the role of a stepdad is nor replacing a father but building a whole new role to fit in the dynamics of the family. And appreciating a stepfather for all his love and support can help increase his bond with the family, and make it all the more easier!

Also Read: Effective Tips for Becoming a Step Father

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Gauri Ratnam completed her Masters in English Literature from the University of Pune. She began her journey as a German translator soon after completing her graduation, but later moved on to pursue her passion for writing. Having written for both digital and print media in a varied range of industries, she has the ability to write relatable and well-researched content, benefical for anyone seeking advice or direction.