What do you on WikiTree if a person was adopted?

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How does one go about creating a tree if that person was adopted?

Would they have 2 trees and merge them?

Or just 2 trees with the 2 different names?
in Genealogy Help by Brandy Uber G2G Rookie (220 points)
edited by Chris Whitten

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Enter parents (birth parents) and marital relationship if it applies, or none.

In the Biography field add adoptive parents with links to their pages.

Adoptive mother, [[Smith-1|her name]] etc.

Would kind of be two sets of trees, child should/could be listed on parents and linked to other.

Likewise on adoptive parents tree a link to son/daughter

[[Son-1|sons name]]
by M Lechner G2G6 Mach 6 (61.4k points)
selected by Keith Baker
The help page has best answer. Its your choice. Can help you setup either if you need assistance, please contact me.
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Hi Brandy, I had a similar situation with one of my family and what I've chosen to do is similar to what the FAQ suggests (but not quite)...

I've created the foster/adoptive parents as separate people but linked to them through a standard paragraph that I've placed in the biography of all of the people involved:

It looks like this...

[[Gillham-25|Maisie Gillham]]'s biological mother was [[Gillham-30|Mabel May Gillham]] but there were plans for her to be adopted by [[Flinn-38|Thomas Horatio Flinn]] and [[Hill-5326|Lillian Elizabeth Hill]] before Tom's untimely death - here is [http://www.ncompass.com.au/tree/_THF&LEH.html their story].

(all of the bracketted text will be displayed as links to profiles or in the last case an external website)
A nice feature of WikiTree is that any link that is redundant (because it points to the page you are on) is automatically bolded instead of being a link.

Hope this helps
by Wombat Allen G2G6 Mach 2 (22.1k points)

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