Curious 'stepchild'

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  1. mkusa

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    Sort of band specific, but more of a general discussion question that makes you go hmmmm? Either way, seems best to leave this in the Jpop section.

    Many sites refer to Marina Bozzio, Aldious' drummer, as Terry Bozzio's (famous drummer) stepdaughter. Got me thinking.......

    Her last name is Bozzio. Assuming he adopted her to give her his name, wouldn't that make her his adopted (real) daughter?
    He's been her dad since he married her mom when she was an infant.
    She calls him Dad.
    He calls her his daughter.
    Although, they are not biologically related.

    I always heard 'stepchild' referred to a child from a previous marriage, who kept the same name as their biological dad.....and was not adopted by the new dad. Then, you also have the child who is still attached to their biological dad, but gets a new mom. Last name doesn't change.

    If the new parent adopts the child as their own, is the child still a stepchild?

    Curious semantics........
     
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    yes,she is a 養女/youjo
     
  3. mkusa

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    Doesn't that differ from ままむすめ /mamamusume? (stepdaughter)

    ..more like 'adopted daughter' or 'foster daughter' than 'step daughter'?
     
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    what step step is this lol
     
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    Ha....hence my question. It's a confusing term.
     
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    She own her father surename,that make her an adopted daughter. In japan, the law doesnt provide stepparents an automatic parental status upon marrying the children's parents
     

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