n.A person who is not a child’s natural parent but who is married to the child’s natural mother or father.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
The spouse of a parent, who becomes the stepparent of that parent's child upon marriage. Stepparents are not legal parents of their spouse's children unless they complete a stepparent adoption, which requires the consent of the other legal parent or the termination of that parent's rights. (See also: stepparent adoption)Category: Divorce & Family Law
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.