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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Conductor and ex-choirmaster at St Aloysius' Joseph Cullen last year admitted sexually abusing a boy who saw him as a "surrogate father".
Kolini, who spent the first five months of Oliver's life being his surrogate father, admitted she was upset Asuelu believed he could show up and suddenly be a parent to his son.
A RENOWNED conductor who abused a young boy who saw him as a "surrogate father" is back behind bars.
Beauties I felt like something of a surrogate father as I prodded and probed the terrier on each visit.
But in situations where the support of a biological father cannot be counted upon, a child's need for paternal presence can be met by a substitute or surrogate father figure.
Consequently, Thomas orchestrates a daredevil rescue mission aided by Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Frypan (Dexter Darden), Brenda (Salazar) and her surrogate father Jorge (Giancarlo Esposito).
Consequently, Thomas orchestrates a daredevil rescue mission aided by Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Frypan (Dexter Darden), Brenda (Rosa Salazar) and her surrogate father Jorge (Giancarlo Esposito).
Surrogate father to Bill Valle and Godfather to Peter Georgiades, Chris Christou.
The siblings drift further from each other as Nathaniel finds a surrogate father in the Darter and Rachel is drawn closer to the Moth.
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.