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

Previous article20 Best Graduation Gift Ideas for Kindergarteners and Preschoolers
Next articleAmazing Bird Crafts for Kids
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.