Parental Relationship Types- Other with an explanation?
I wonder if there could be a relationship type added for those where formal adoption, step, guardianship, and etc. is absent?
I'm finding that there are many times where a family member takes in a familial child and where there is no official process that took place...
Maybe it's as easy as adding formal adoption and informal adoption?
Maybe it's as easy as just using "adoption" and explaining the exact circumstances in a note?
In Hungarian vital registers, a father is either "legal" (married to the mother), "natural" (biological but not married to the mother), or adoptive. I'm not sure which of FS's choices comes closest to the first one. (No, a legal father isn't necessarily the biological father: I have encountered two different cases where the mother had been living apart from her husband for years, but her child's status was nonetheless legitimate. In one case, the child changed his surname to his mother's as soon as he attained his majority; in the other case, a court order declared the toddler illegitimate, then the pre-teen got adopted by his probably-actually-biological father.)
I would actually simplify things: in genealogy, parents are either biological or not biological. It could be done with radio buttons: "⚪️biological ⚪️non-biological ⚪️status unknown", with the default being biological (as it is now). There could be a "relationship description" box, with the current choices as suggestions, but with the opportunity to type a (short) description "freehand".1