Re: Treatment of adopted children in family trees #general
Roberta Sheps <roberta_l_sheps@...>
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As the mother of an adopted son I would be greatly offended if one of my
relatives (blood or otherwise) knowingly excluded him >from their tree.
He is as much a member of the family as any biological child. I also
have an adopted brother and nephew and both of them are included, both
in my tree and the tree of a cousin. Most genealogy programs have a
facility for indicating adoption and children of different spouses.
However, I agree with Stan Goodman that it's your tree and what you
include in your tree is up to you. If what you're interested in is
bloodlines then you might not want to include adopted and step-children.
But bear in mind that we're talking about people here, not race-horses.
Benjamin Karliner wrote:
Is it acceptable practice to include a blood relative's adopted child in