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 (stĕp′făm′ə-lē, -făm′lē)
n. pl. step·fam·i·lies
A family with one or more stepchildren.


(ˈstɛpˌfæmɪlɪ; ˈstɛpˌfæmlɪ)
n, pl -lies
a family created by a second union in which there are stepchildren or step-parents


(ˈstɛpˌfæm ə li, -ˌfæm li)

n., pl. -lies.
a family composed of a parent, a stepparent, and a child or children by a previous marriage.
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With advice on integrating there families with one another and how to get over those step family myths, dealing with hated--children who despite are not ones own, are loved by the significant other and how to deal with those feelings, and how to bond with ones new family as a whole.
You mention that you have been a stepfather to your daughter since she was one year old, and research shows that forming a step family is easier with younger children than older young people.
Children are three times more likely to run away from a step family and twice as likely to run away from a lone-parent family as from a two-parent family
For more advice call the National Step family Association on 0990 168388.
According to a 1992 study by the Population Reference Bureau, one in three Americans is now a member of a step family.