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Step Dad Quotes That Will Help You Appreciate Your Blended Family

Are you a step dad or do you have a step dad? These step dad quotes will help you appreciate your blended family even more.

Raising children is no easy feat. But it takes someone special to lovingly raise a child that is not of their own blood. It takes a great deal of compassion, commitment, and patience to step into an existing family and into the role of step dad.  

What makes a blended family special?

Many challenges come with being a part of a blended family. It can be a difficult transition for everyone involved, especially if the family you are entering has experienced pain from a breakup or death. It is important for everyone involved to know that the role of the stepdad is not replacing dad, but it is a whole new and equally important role in the family dynamic.

Below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and special step dad quotes and sayings, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

Important Step dad quotes

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. “He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” — Tom Wolfe

3. “The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” — Justin Ricklefs

4. “Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience.” — Azriel Johnson

5. “Lookin’ 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

6. “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” — Michael J. Fox

7. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” — Matthew L. Jacobson

8. “A stepparent is so much more than just a parent; they made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.” — Unknown

9. “The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” — Antoine-Francois Prevost

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10. “Step-parenting and being a stepsibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but kids can end up having half-a-dozen parent figures.” — Morris Gleitzman

11. “My father left when I was three, and I have no memory of him. The most significant male figures in my life were my grandfather, in whose house I lived during the first 10 years of my childhood, and later, my stepfather.” — Isabel Allende

12. “What do you see when you look at him?” “My guardian. My friend. I know he can’t be replaced, but I believe he’ll do everything to light my world after father’s demise.” Said the girl looking at her stepfather.” — Abhijit Mandal

13. “Any man can be a Father it takes someone special to be a Dad.” — Unknown

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Quotes about being a step dad

14. “When my dad passed away, I felt depressed and miserable. But then another angel came in my life. He gave me all his love, care and affection. He never asked me to forget my dad, but he helped to get me through his memories. No, he’s not my boyfriend. He’s my stepdad.” — Ruhforsoul

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15. “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

16. “My Stepdad may not have given me life, but he sure has made my life better.” — Gerardo Campbell

17. “A Step Father means so many things… an understanding heart, a source of strength and of support, right from the very start.” — Unknown

18. “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.” — Unknown

19. “Stepparents can be awesome. Because their love is their choice.” — Unknown

20. “For better or worse, step-parenting is self-conscious parenting. You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” — Unknown

21. “I got my love of jazz from my stepfather, who was a jazz musician.” — Flea

22. “Step-parenting is like working at a late-night convenience store…all of the responsibility and none of the authority.” — Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

23. “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

24. “A Dad is one who is always there can always be counted on always has time, always encouraging, that is you Dad.” — C. Lynch

25. “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

26. “Who cares if another woman or man loves your child, plays with your child, or builds a healthy relationship with your child — either way your child is benefiting.” — Jessica James

27. “A child cannot have too many people who love them and want to help them succeed.” — Unknown

28. “A good stepparent can literally turn the life of a child around.” — Unknown

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Step dad quotes about commitment

29. “Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” — Dave Willis

30. “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

31. “My mom is my heart. But my stepdad was my role model, the hardest working man I ever knew.” — Brian Urlacher

32. “If you are a stepparent, rush right out and get yourself a dog. Because it’s very nice to have someone in the house that loves you.” — Delia Ephron

33. “A stepparent 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

34. “Any man can help make a child, but it takes a special man to help raise a child.” — Tony Gaskins

35. “Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.” — Marasaki Shikubu

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36. “Fatherhood requires love, not DNA.” — Unknown

37. “Finally, he gave her his name. Dad she called. Stepfather society said.” — Ramya Kumar

38. “He never treated me like I was a package deal. I wasn’t a burden in his eyes, I was a bonus.” — Ashley Stock

Step dad quotes about being a family

39. “I grew up a poor kid in Florida, and I was always in Florida living with my stepfather and my mother, and we used to, every year, sit down and watch ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ And I think to this day that’s probably the foundation for everything I’ve done.” — Kenny Leon

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40. “The only thing better than having you for a husband, is our children having you for a dad.” — Unknown

41. “When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with best interest at heart.” — Jessica James

42. “The only steps in this house are the stair steps and the only half in this house is the half & half creamer.” — Al Hodson

43. “My father taught me to love.” — Sayema Syed

44. “It’s not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us father and son.” — Johann Schiller

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45. “Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static or set. It’s always evolving, turning into something else.” — Sarah Dessen

46. “We aren’t ‘step,’ we aren’t ‘half,’ we’re just family.” — Unknown

47. “Family not by birth but by good fortune, I’m so lucky to have you in my life.” — Unknown

48. “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” — Barbara Bush

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49. “Being a step parent 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

50. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” — Matthew L. Jacobson

More step dad quotes to contemplate on

51. ‘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. He wanted to.’ — Jonathan Van Ness

52. ‘I may not be her birth father, but I am there with her every step of the way as she makes her way through the world.’ — Cody Long

53. “Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” — Anne Geddes

54. “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” — Anne Sexton

55. “And like my dad always said, the first step is always the hardest.” — Sarah Dessen

56. “Fly you crows. My father was not a spectacle. He was the greatest man I ever knew. He was my everything.” — Stacey Lee

57. “There is no such thing as a broken family. Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart.” — C. Joybell C.

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58. “My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, You‘re tearing up the grass; ‘we’re not raising grass.’ Dad would reply: We‘re raising boys.” — Harmon Killebrew

59. “Stepparents, those fairy tale villains, have been given a bad name. They’re easy targets. When the family goes awry, how easy to blame them. I was blessed by the right steps.” — Eileen Granfors

60. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other.” — Richard Bach

Step dad quotes to celebrate this special person

61. “My stepdad is probably the greatest man I’ve ever known. The best advice I’ve ever been given was when he told me to enjoy my life, because one day I’m not going to be as agile as I am now.” — Justin Timberlake

62. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.” — Jim Valvano

63. “It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.” — Margaret Truman

64. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” — Sigmund Freud

65. “Stepparents, those fairy tale villains, have been given a bad name. They’re easy targets. When the family goes awry, how easy to blame them. I was blessed by the right steps.” — Eileen Granfors

66. “I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers, whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers.” — T.D. Jakes

67. “I never had that wicked stepmother or evil stepfather thing at all. I’m very close to both step-parents and I consider them to be my parents, too.” — Mark Ronson

68. “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” — Leigh Anne Tuohy

69. “A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely.” — Emile Gaboriau

70. “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by the little scraps of wisdom.” — Umberto Eco

Did these step dad quotes warm your heart?

Whether you created your children, or if you joined up with them later in life, it’s hard to be a parent. But it can also be pretty dang wonderful. 

Whenever you’re having a tough day or if you think you may not have it in you to be a good parent, return to these step dad quotes and remember how important being a stepdad is. Let these quotes remind you that nobody is perfect and that you are doing your best. Your kids will appreciate your effort and will see you for the amazing dad that you are.

Do you appreciate these step dad quotes and sayings? Do you have a special story to share about your blended family? Let us know in the comment section below.

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  1. Michael

    June 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM

    They quotes really did touch my heart, needed to read something like this 🥰🥰

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