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How can I add adopted children in Family Tree Builder?

If you added a child to its natural parents, and now want to add adopting parents, who are not related to the rest of the family, you should add new parents to the child.

1. On child’s personal card click ‘Edit’ > ‘Parents’ > ‘Add parents’.

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2. A pop-up window will appear, asking you what kind of relationship you would like to set for the child with original family group and the new family group.

Select ‘Existing parents are natural and new parents are adopting’.

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3. In the next window you will be able to add child’s adopting parents.

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In case you added child to its natural parents, and now want to add adopting parents, whom you have already added in the tree (they can be natural parents’ relatives), please take the same actions as described in the example below:

1. On child’s personal card click ‘Edit’ > ‘Parents’ > ‘Attach parents’.

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2. A pop-up window will appear, asking you what kind of relationship you would like to set for the child with original family group and the new family group.

Select ‘Existing parents are natural and new parents are adopting’.

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3. You will see the list of all family groups (couples) that you have in your project. Find desired parents and click “Select”.

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If child has only adopting parents, while biological parents are unknown, add the child as the biological child in the family group first, and then change relationship status.

1. Open child’s personal card, click ‘Edit’ > ‘Parents’ > ‘Manage parents’.

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In the ‘Manage parent’s window select ‘Adopted’ in the ‘Relationship’ field and save changes.

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