My great grandfather was adopted. I don't know anything about his real parents but I know the names of people that brought him up. I consider them as his parents. I entered this data into FamilyTree Builder. Everything's OK.
But on my FamilyTree Builder SITE my genealogy line is interrupted on my great grandfather and I can't go up in my tree.
Your reply on this topic is over a year old now, how soon will ths be fixed on on the webiste?
My tree also contains some adopted children, who carry the surnames of their adoptive parents. In FTB these display very well, but on site they're diconnected. Requesting their personal tree, results in a isolated sub-tree. An adopted child with no spouses or children of its own (yet) appears all forlorn.
To keep these persons in the family, visualy, I had to re-register them as natural childs.
I just saw that I chose the wrong thread in the forum. Our family tree ist an Online Family Tree with several active members, pictures etc. Therefore, there is now way for me to use the Family Tree Builder.
Now I discovered the thread "How do I add my mother on two seperate trees" dealing with adoption for Onlines trees. You wrote there, that adoption also will be possible in the online version in some months. Is there a date when it will be available?
thanks for the information. In my case, the person's natural parents are known and connected in the family tree. For this person, I want to add a second pair of parents who adopted her as a child after her natural parent's death. How do I connect a person with two mothers and two fathers in the online tree?
Is it possible to add adoptive parents in addition to real parents yet?
Even if it is just another piece of information as a marriage,
with links to the adoptive parents, but best would be if it could show in the tree.
I have a slightly different adoption problem with the on-line version. I adopted my wife's children and they now have my surname. We obviously know the children's father, but there is no way to show this on the tree other than adding something in the comments.
I really hope the Product team will consider making adoptive families a first class citizen in both online and FTB versions. Timeline will not show the birth of my (adopted) children even when I tag/date photos of them. The "what's next" section of the homepage persistently asks me how many children my husband and I have, despite my having my 2 (adopted) children clearly in the tree. Really, it's getting offensive that my children are not acknowledged in this tree appropriately, especially as a paying member.
It's been over a year since this question was asked and acknowledged. Every time I log in to the site, MyHeritage asks me how many kids my husband and I have, despite clearly having two (adopted) children in our tree. Still, no acknowledgement that MyHeritage is making a HUGE blunder here. Sad. You call yourself a "family tree" tool. Yet you ignore basic family relations and force only the "traditional" ways of defining family. I'm ready to bail and blog on this topic.
I agree 100% with this. Especially in this day and age, families do not come in nice neat little packages. My sister and I, for example, are the producs of 2 seperate biological fathers but the same biological mother. It was my bio father, however, that raised us BOTH along with our bio mother. In other words, he adopted my sister. The only way that I am able to show this in my family tree is to say that both my father AND mother ADOPTED her -- when putting this information into the book or other features it is misleading because it appears to be saying that my sister is NOT a biological relative of our shared (bio) mother. In addition, when displaying my mother's decendant tree, it appears as though she has 3 children instead of 2 (and looks like I have 2 sisters instead of 1) because it displays my sister TWICE -- once with our mother's marriage to her first husband and once for her marriage to her second husband (my father, who adopted this child).
The same issue is occurring with my nephew, who's bio dad and adopted dad are different, and there are multiple other children from the union of HIS adopted father and bio mother (i.e. 1/2 siblings) (AND his full sister was never adopted by His adopted father) -- again it shows him on there twice so that it appears that my sister had 7 children instead of 6 -- it is showing as 2 from first husband and 5 completely seperate children from the second union --- it SHOULD show 2 from first, 1 of which is linked to second through paternal adoption, and 4 additional from second union. Yes, confusing but ACURATE!