I was adopted. Can I show a family tree for both fathers?
How do I do that. Currently I am linked to my adopted father (cpl Patrick w Kerrick -LT8G-G6D) and mother (Dorothy May devary kerrick G3Dw-XCY). Can I also set up tree for my birth dad - Maxwell Ray Lacey?
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
Short Answer: 'Yes', you can; and, quite easily.
On your "Person/Details" page/screen ...
▬ Firstly, go down to the "Family Members" Section.
▬ Secondly, go to the "Parents and Siblings" area ('right-hand-side')
▬ Thirdly, select that "+ Parent"
▬ Fourthly, from there, ADD whatever details of the ADDITIONAL set of Parents that you want.
▬ Finally, make sure that you and the 'Type' of "Relationship" to the correct Parent.
.... [ ie. "Biological"; or, "Adopted"; or, as the case may be ... ]
Add the relevant "Parent-Child" Relationships
What it will finish up like ...
I hope this helps.
Thank you for contacting FamilySearch with your question regarding if you can set up a tree for your birth dad. In consulting with an internal team, it was agreed that the best way to have you follow and have access to both fathers' lines, you should do the following.
- Add yourself to the parents that are in family tree as a child and put yourself as having been adopted. Below is a link to how you do that. https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/article/how-do-i-add-step-adopted-and-foster-children-to-parents-in-family-tree If the URL doesn't open, go to the help center on your family search sign-in page and click on the question mark at the top by your name and scroll to the bottom and click on "Help Center" and then type in the words, "How do I add adopted children to parents in family tree."
- Add Your biological father as a husband to your birth mom's personal page. Add yourself as a child (biological).
- On your mother's personal page, you will have yourself and your mom linked to both men. You can then go to the couple with Maxwell listed as a father and develop his family tree from there.
- If you have further questions or if this does not solve your concern, please respond on this page and we will try to further assist you. Thank you for contacting us.
Please, feel free, to disregard the previous 'Comment', that you are NOT related to your Adopted Family.
You are very much entitled to both, consider; and, say, that you ARE related to your Adopted Family.
There, is no dispute, on that.
Enjoy; and, embrace, your Adopted Family, just as much as can enjoy; and, embrace, your Biological Family.
Brett is correct. We have deleted the incorrect information regarding you adopted and biological family.
Best of luck with your FamilySearch!!1