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How would you record adoptive parents?

Postby Squigy » 18 Sep 2011, 20:26

On my visit up to PA, I was showing my grandmother my family tree, and then we got to her grandmother (who was adopted) and she saw that I didn't have anyone listed as her parents. She wasn't offended per se, but she just didn't understand why I didn't list her adopted parents as such on my tree.

Now I'm sending my uncle (her brother) an invitation to see it, and I'm wondering if he'll have a similar reaction.

So, how would you record adopted relatives? Would you list them as parents if they saw them as such? I don't know her biological parents names, so I was just planning on leaving that blank till I DO (if I ever do). But it seems as though the family that raised her deserves SOME mention (especially when there are relatives still alive who were close to her, and even close to her adopted parents).
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Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito
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Re: How would you record adoptive parents?

Postby liviomoreno » 19 Sep 2011, 08:06

I would list the adoptive parents and specify that they are adoptive. If you find also the biological parents you should list both.
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Re: How would you record adoptive parents?

Postby Squigy » 13 Oct 2011, 11:10

liviomoreno wrote:I would list the adoptive parents and specify that they are adoptive. If you find also the biological parents you should list both.


Thanks.

What I did was, I created an alternate tree. On it, I added her adopted parents. This way, I can keep store all of the records I have on them. I will also use this tree to store unverified information, that I want to keep track of.

If I DO ever find her birth parents, I'll add them on my main tree.

Anyway, thanks again :mrgreen:
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Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito
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Re: How would you record adoptive parents?

Postby sal4 » 27 Nov 2011, 05:43

My Grandmother was adopted and I list her adoptive parents as her parents on my family tree, since I have no idea who her birth parents are and may never know....Sal4
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Re: How would you record adoptive parents?

Postby BCasa » 20 Jan 2012, 00:36

My father is adopted I listed his real parents and adoptive parents so he has both and in notes listed who was what
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