Adoption. Do profiles show both adoted and biological familys?

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I have created a profile for my cousin Sheppard-2946, he is adopted but knows his biological family. In the profile I listed my Aunt, his adopted mother, as his mother and selected the "button" to indicated she was not his biological mother. Is there a way to indicate on his profile that he is adopted and show links to his biological family?  Are the profiles adopted individuals handled differently than non-adopted individuals due to having two families?
WikiTree profile: Randy Sheppard
in Genealogy Help by Michelle Parker G2G4 (4.7k points)

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The Last Name At Birth (LNAB) should be the biological parents name. As far as the adoptive parents it can be shown as follows:

Adoption Template for anyone adopted. 

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:Adopted_Child

Here is an example

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Plaisted-208

My grandfather was adopted and then used his LNAB as his middle name.  The adopted family name should be in the current last name if not married or in Other Last Names.

by Kevin Conroy G2G6 Mach 4 (47.5k points)
selected by Saro Genova
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For adoptive parents that are mentioned in the bio there are different ways to show it.  Come to think of it, one of the Wikitree leaders has her profile set up to show it:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Langholf-2
by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1m points)
edited by SJ Baty

Instructions for using the Adopted Child Navigation Profile Box Template seen in Eowyn's profile are here.

That's great Rick, thanks!
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Hi Michelle.  In some cases, particularly for living people, the profile manager has some options.  Take a look at this page in the Help file:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Adoptions_and_Multiple_Parents
by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (378k points)
Dennis, this link seems to be different than what I had read before.  Has this policy  been changed lately?

It is nice to see that no one is "forced" to chose only their biological parents as I had thought was the case in the past.
Not that I know about, but I don't claim to closely follow changes and updates to the Help file, so I could have missed something.
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Some profiles can show both biological and adopted parents if the profile manager chooses to do so. Other adopted people have their profiles showing only adopted or only biological. But it is preferable to show the biological parents whenever possible. The profile manager gets to make that choice.

My mother was adopted. Her profile is currently unlisted as she is still living, but I have chosen to use her biological parents only. I have NO WISH to show her adoptive family whatsoever. They were not very nice people IMO.
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (833k points)

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