surrogate father

surrogate father

A man who serves as a substitute father for a child's biological father. See: parenting, surrogate
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Manley's faith in God was unwavering and his servant spirit led him to be a surrogate father and inspiration to innumerable members of the community.
Consequently, Thomas orchestrates a rescue mission aided by Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Frypan (Dexter Darden), Brenda (Rosa Salazar) and her surrogate father Jorge (Giancarlo Esposito).
As he comes to regard Master Mahmut as a surrogate father, the two live in a tent on-site on a deserted stretch of land that belongs to Master Mahmut's client.
Diguid remembers his father, Doc, whose open door policy at his company Du-Good Chemical Laboratories & Manufacturers enabled him to function as a surrogate father for any number of young Africa American youths, some of whom become scientists like their mentor, thereby bringing them a measure of stability in their mid-century American lives.
Jasem Jaber, a surrogate father, said: "I am glad to be part of this social and humanitarian project where I take care of young teenagers.
Thus began his tutorship as my surrogate father (my biological father passed away when I was just a first year prelaw student).
Ri acted as surrogate father to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when Kim was a student at a Swiss school.
But Hamilton, who has won two world titles in three years since leaving McLaren, hit back: "Firstly a man cannot be a surrogate father, can he?
Hamilton, speaking after seeing his Mercedes team-mate Rosberg claim his sixth consecutive pole position, said: "Firstly a man cannot be a surrogate father, can he?
Kennedy, the uncle who stepped in to serve as a sort of surrogate father after JFK's assassination, was himself shot and killed five years later.
So, Junior heads for his mentor's home only to find Herbie Mott (who not only taught Junior everything he knows about his "profession," but was a surrogate father as well) beaten and dead.
The father and son roles are going to come easy for these two, as they have developed a surrogate father and son relationship over the last five seasons.