40 Stepdad Quotes That Celebrate Your Amazing Bonus Dad
Family isn't defined by DNA. These stepdad quotes will let him know how much he means to you!
Stepdad quotes to make him feel appreciated
Father’s Day comes but once a year (in June!), but Father’s Day quotes are good for any day you want to honor dad. Children can get specific in their cards and messages with father-son quotes, father-daughter quotes or even funny Father’s Day quotes. But what about the words of appreciation for your other father: your stepdad?
In Sweden, blended families are called bonusfamiljen: bonus family! Bonus Family is also the name of a successful Netflix show about a blended family in Sweden. This leads to the terms bonusmamma (bonus mom) and bonuspappa (bonus dad), which have been adopted by many English-speaking stepparents. We made this beautiful list of stepdad quotes to honor all bonus dads for Father’s Day. And to make him really feel appreciated, don’t forget to shop for stepdad Father’s Day gifts!
“A stepparent is so much more than just a parent: They made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.” —Unknown
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“No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.” —Abraham Lincoln
If you don’t know what to write in a card to express your appreciation, try these Father’s Day messages.
“It’s not flesh and blood, but the heart that makes us father and son.” —Johann Schiller
“Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a child’s experience.” —Azriel Johnson
This lesson is one of the important things stepkids wish their stepparents knew.
“We aren’t ‘step,’ we aren’t ‘half,’ we’re just family.” —Unknown
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“Any man can help make a child, but it takes a special man to help raise a child.” —Tony Gaskins
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“A child cannot have too many people who love them and want them to succeed.” —Unknown
These parent quotes capture that feeling of wanting nothing but the best for your child.
“My stepdad may not have given me life, but he sure has made my life better.” —Gerardo Campbell
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“He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” —Tom Wolfe
These strength quotes will empower you to protect the loved ones in your life.
“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” —Antoine-François Prévost
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“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
“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
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“A stepfather means so many things … an understanding heart, a source of strength and of support, right from the very start.” —Unknown
“The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” —Justin Ricklefs
“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” —Michael J. Fox
These family quotes will make you remember to cherish your loved ones.
“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” —Barbara Bush
“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” —Unknown
“Step-parenting is like working at a late-night convenience store … all of the responsibility and none of the authority.” —Valerie J. Lewis Coleman
These funny family quotes are hilariously accurate.
“Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back.” —Cassandra Clare
“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
“A family portrait is only complete with love to fill its frame.” —Wes Fesler
“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life—to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” —George Eliot
“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
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” —Richard Bach
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“Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” —Leigh Anne Tuohy
“Fatherhood requires love, not DNA.” —Unknown
“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
This is one of his many great presidential quotes.
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a parent. Parenting comes from the heart.” —Unknown
“The only steps in this house are the stair steps, and the only half in this house is the half & half creamer.” —Al Hodson
These funny parent tweets are too relatable!
“Actions speak louder than DNA.” —Unknown
“My mom is my heart. But my stepdad was my role model, the hardest working man I ever knew.” —Brian Urlacher
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“Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static or set. It’s always evolving, turning into something else.” —Sarah Dessen
“Not being biologically related to a child, doesn’t make you any less of a parent.” —Unknown
“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and made by love.” —Dave Willis
Try these Father’s Day activities with your family.
“You never tried to replace my parent, and now I could never replace you.” —Unknown
“Co-parenting is not a competition. It’s a collaboration of two homes working together with the best interest of the child at heart. Work for your kids, not against them.” —Anne Brown
That’s good parenting advice!
“I did not give you the gift of life. Life gave me the gift of you.” —Unknown
“Family don’t end with blood.” —Bobby Singer
“I don’t have stepchildren, I have children who happened to be born before I met them.” —Unknown
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