Thank you sir for your courtesy.
I also have a question regarding something I received on Family Search. It regards a Thomas W. Houts. Many years ago a Major and Mrs. Houts in Warrensburg, Johnson Co, Missouri took in the newborn baby girl from a young lady who had unfortunantely gotten herself into trouble, so to speak.
Major and Mrs. Houts raised the little girl, whom they named Nellie Agnes Houts. Turns out Nellie Agnes Houts was never adopted --which wouldn't work with research anyway--and eventually the family learned she was actually Nellie agnes Crites.
Claire G Morelli
@Claire Graham Morelli
Regarding, the "Types", of "Parent-Child" Relationships, in the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch' ...
One is NOT, limited, to just, "Biological"; NOR "Adopted" ...
The existing "Types", of "Parent-Child" Relationships, in the "Family Tree" Part, of 'FamilySearch', are:
▬ Biological; or,
▬ Adopted; or,
▬ Step; or,
▬ Foster; or,
A Child, CAN, have MORE than ONE, "Set" of Parents.
And, those DIFFERENT, "Sets" of Parents, WILL have different "Types", of "Parent-Child" Relationships, with the Child.
In the case, that you reference ...
The Child CAN have ...
[ For Example ... ]
In the "Vitals" Section:
▬ The "Birth" Name of Nellie Agnes CRITES
In the "Other Information" Section:
▬ The "Alternate Name" of Nellie Agnes HOUTS
In the "Family Members" Section:
▬ A "Biological" Set of Parents (either, BOTH; or, just ONE, if ONLY one is known)
.... Where, the "Type", of "Parent-Child" Relationships; as, "Biological";
▬ A SECOND Set of Parents, in this case, Major and Mrs. HOUTS
.... Where, the "Type", of "Parent-Child" Relationships; as, "Guardianship".
I hope, that this makes sense; and, helps/assists.
I have exactly one case like that in my family and I was requested to use “foster” as the relationship. The foster mother is the only one who knew the baby’s birth identity, so the story goes, and took the secret to her grave. I have not tried to investigate the baby’s identity; it appears her life was very happy. I inherited photos of her and with a direct ancestor of mine long ago when they were teenaged girls (1913), and only recently did I find out the story. In fact it was through FamilySearch. After I built that family group, a 3rd cousin messaged me and asked me to change the relationship to foster. There are many descendants, so I anticipate finding the birth name entered some day.