can be applied to a real-life situation with respect to step-fathers (not biological fathers yet still seen as a father figure) who fill the place of a father in the biological fathers absence.

FATHER SURROGATE: "Typically, when parents divorce or split up after a child has been born, where the father is then replaced, they're classed as a father surrogate."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FATHER SURROGATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/father-surrogate/ (accessed October 18, 2021).