Stepparents can be defined as people who are not biologically related to their children. If the family consists of at least one parent who is not biologically related to their children (a stepparent), family scientists call this family union a stepfamily. A stepfather is not the biological father of the children as well as the husband of the mother. Likewise, a stepmother is not the biological mother of the children as well as the wife of the father. A stepchild refers to the child who has at least one stepparent either a stepfather or stepmother.

The traditional family consists of a biological father and mother and their own biological children. However, social, economic, and demographic shifts lead to changes in family structures. Thus, today alternative ...

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