Profile adopted person for biological parents

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Would it be correct to select the father or mother as confident if an adopted person has found their biological parent/parents and confirmed by the parent it is so but have not taken DNA test.?
in WikiTree Help by John Nash G2G6 Mach 1 (10.5k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Best answer

John, "confident" and "confirmed by DNA" are different (and, in fact, mutually exclusive) status selections for parental relationships.  A relationship can most certainly be confident without having a DNA test and it sounds to me that you have ample reason for marking it so in this case.  Be sure to explain that in the biography.

by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (779k points)
selected by Ellen Smith
+2 votes
You might like to add Adoption Angels in the tags, for them to see
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (964k points)
+4 votes
Does the person have access to their original birth certificate? In truth, I can't think of many reasons why someone would lie about being a birth parent in those circumstances. In this case, if there is no DNA and no birth certificate, you may have to make a judgment call based on what you know and the information/trail that led to the identification.
by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1m points)

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