The Step Dad Survey is conducting a long-term survey to better understand the challenges Stepdads face. We ask current and former Step Dads to take a few minutes to answer 14 quick questions. The information you share will be used to help current, and future Stepdads succeed. The results will be shared at The information (including quotes) may also be used in upcoming publications. By completing this survey you release and any affiliate personnel from liability and authorize the use of the information you provide, which may include your location, name, or screen name.

Thank you for your help. Your answers will help Stepdads everywhere.

Stacey James Wheeler, Founder of

* 1. Did you bring children of your own into the marriage?

* 2. How long have you been (or were you) married to a the mother of your step kid(s)?
(If a common-law marriage, please skip to next question)

* 3. How many step kids did/do you have?

* 4. Do/Did you take an active role in parenting the step kids? (Did you act as a parent or were part of decision-making about the kids?)

* 5. What are/were the step kid's ages when you married or moved in with their mother? (check all that apply)

* 6. Are you still with the step children's mother?

* 7. If no longer with the mother, what were the biggest contributing factors were to the split?
(check all that apply and add any others in the box below)

* 8. If no longer together, what were the children's ages when you married their mother? (choose all that apply)

* 9. If no longer together: Did she leave or did you?

* 10. If still a Stepdad, how long do you feel it took to bond with the kids?

* 11. VITAL QUESTION: What were the things that surprised you most about being a step dad?

* 12. Have you ever regretted your decision to marry a single mother?

* 13. If your friend were thinking of dating a single mom would you warn him against it?

* 14. Would you be willing to share a few pieces of information?