Adopted: how to attach DNA test upload to biological tree

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Hi

I am adopted.

I do not want my uploaded DNA test from ancestry linked to my Hannan tree.

How do I stop that happening? I have not created a Biological tree, but would be looking to place the ban test to that tree
WikiTree profile: Caroline Hannan
in Genealogy Help by Caroline Hannan G2G Rookie (190 points)

2 Answers

+6 votes

If you edit your Hannan father and your Bell mother as Non-Biological this should stop the linking.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Non-Biological

by Kevin Conroy G2G6 Mach 4 (49.3k points)
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Here is our Adoption Angel link on how to set up an adoptee profile

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Adoptees:_How_to_Set_Up_Your_Profile

by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (637k points)
I’m sorry, but that’s a terrible answer. You are assuming an adoptee has another name. A lot of us were adopted close to birth and have one name, one identity. Why are you advising to create a fake profile using a fake name? I am one identity, one name, and I happen to be adopted. How about the system be updated to allow adoptees to have two trees; normal and biological?
Some of us that are adopted have two trees. One adopted and one biological. Then again those that do were adopted after a few years, so they have two names.

Maybe you did have another name at birth from your biological family and have not been able to find it. There are only a few times I know of for not having a name at birth. One is the adoption was done at birth, another is the parents left the baby at the hospital before naming it, and in the old days when parents did not name their children until they reached a certain age because the died young.
Caroline I am not advocating using a fake name.  Many adoptees have two names... the name they were given at birth and later the name their adopted parents gave them.  This perhaps did not happen that way with you but I assure you many of the adoptees I help have these very different and distinct 2 names.  

Many adoptees want to honor their parents who adopted them.  They are often the people who fed them, clothed them, educated them, gave them love and caring. (Yes I know that is not always the case but fortunately the majority of adoptees I work with have wonderful adopting families.  

Then there is the biological birth parent name.  This is necessary for pedigree research. Some adoptees who have found their birth parents have developed a good rapport with them and want that name also on their profile.  

This is why adoptees often link to both their biological parents once they are identified and to their adopting families which is the name the are generally known by.
I have no other name, and the relationship with birth parents is irrelevant to my query.

Other than having a second profile with a fake name with my biological tree, is it possible to have a secondary (biological) tree as Caroline Hannan (me)?

Yes here info from the Adoption Angels Project on how to set up your profile with both bio and adoptive parents.  

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Adoptees:_How_to_Set_Up_Your_Profile

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