Adoption

How do we record adoption or foster families?

GEDCOM 5.5.1 requires for an adoption the following structure:

0 @I57@ INDI
   1 NAME ...
   ...
   1 FAMC @F1@ <pointer to natural parents>
   1 FAMC @F2@ <pointer to adopting parents>
      2 PEDI adopted <[ adopted | birth | foster | sealing ]> 1)
   1 ADOP
      2 FAMC @F2@
         3 ADOP BOTH <[ BOTH | HUSB | WIFE ] <who adopted>
   ...

1) controls which parents (natural or adopting) are shown in the family tree

This is easiest done in Edit View GEDCOM mode with the Context Menu (right-clicks) on the respective properties:

How these families can be shown in the pedigree see Family Tree View - Showing adoption and foster families.


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