My grandfather's father was legally adopted by the tuckers born a McDonald why?

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My grandfather's father was legally adopted by the Tucker's born a McDonald why did the McDonald's put my great grandfather up for adoption
WikiTree profile: William T McDonald
in Genealogy Help by Lacey Tucker G2G1 (1.3k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
Maybe they could not afford to keep all of their children. Were the Tuckers connected in ant way?
It depends so much on the circumstances. I have come across a couple of cases where a childless couple adopted one of the children from a sister's or a brother's flock, in order to have someone to take over the land rights.

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Are you asking about William, or one of William's children?  What is the name of the person who was adopted by the Tucker family?  What are the names of TUCKER husband & wife?  Does the adopted person appear on any census with the Tucker family?
by L Adcox G2G1 (1.9k points)

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