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Manage an adoptive parent
Peter Bennett
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One of my female ancestors had two children out of wedlock but married another person much later in life. The problem is that the Family Tree Builder shows this man as the natural father of the two children, which he is not.

 If I try to change him to the adopted father, their natural mother is automatically changed to their adoptive mother

 How can I show the correct relationship and status

 

Thank you

Peter Bennett
United Kingdom
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RE: Manage an adoptive parent
Helle Thede Johansen
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I don´t have the answer, but am also searching for how to manage, when only one of the married couple owns a child, which is quite common now a days. ;-(
Helle Thede Johansen
Danmark
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RE: Manage an adoptive parent [2]
ZSUZSA SERLY
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Hi Peter and Helle,

I think that the best solution is to add another spouse to the known parent. If you don't know or don1t want to show his or her name call him or hel as 'Unknown'. Then add the child to this person.

Regards

ZSUZSA SERLY
Magyarország
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RE: Manage an adoptive parent [3]
Peter Bennett
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Zsuzsa

Thank you for your reply. The suggestion is certainly better than what I have now, but this involves creating a "Spouse" which interprets as unknown husband.

As she never married the father(s) the my heritage module should allow for a single parent to be shown correctly.

 As Helle points out, this is a common occurrence these days

Thanks Again & Best Regards

Peter

Peter Bennett
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RE: Manage an adoptive parent [4]
Helle Thede Johansen
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Zsuzsa

Thank you for the suggestion. It is a way to manage the problem, but ... not good enough.

I have severel children, were the father is unknown and the mothers later on is marrying another man.

It must be possible in the system, to have a married couple, with children belonging to only the woman or the man.

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Helle

Helle Thede Johansen
Danmark
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RE: Manage an adoptive parent [5]
Peter Bennett
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Agreed Helle

My Heritage must implement a process where this can be done

Peter

Peter Bennett
United Kingdom
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RE: Manage an adoptive parent [6]
ZSUZSA SERLY
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Hi Peter and Helle,

You are right! But please consider, that everybody has two biological patents! If you do not want your family tree to show the 'unknown' parent, when you are ready with all childrens and spouses of the person delete the 'Unknown' parent. (Edit / Person / Delete person).

Regards,

Zsuzsa

 

 

ZSUZSA SERLY
Magyarország
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RE: Manage an adoptive parent [7]
Peter Bennett
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Zsuzsa

 I don't have a problem showing one parent as unknown, but the module uses the word "spouse" which literally means either Husband/Wife or partner.

The "unknown" father might just have encountered the mother once ! so he can hardly be described as a spouse, in any description

 Regards

 Peter

Peter Bennett
United Kingdom
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RE: Manage an adoptive parent [8]
ZSUZSA SERLY
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Peter,

This problem can be solved by choosing the type of connection between spouses. You can give it on the route: Edit /Sposese / Manage spouses / Under 'Married' you can choose what you find satisfactory.

Regards

Zsuzsa

ZSUZSA SERLY
Magyarország
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RE: Manage an adoptive parent [9]
Vibeke Rosén Nordli
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No actually even if you chose their realtionship as "Other" the system claims they were married at one point.

This issue is really bother me as well. I have a child that was born of two people in a very short term relationship and the woman later on married a new man which also adopted the child. I can chose to have the child's biological parents shown as married (even when selected as other) - which is totally unacceptable, or I can have the biological mother and her husband both shown as adoptive parents. The system is clearly not capable to support multiple family situations.

Vibeke Rosén Nordli
Norge
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