Adoptive parent...

Discuss questions around local unit policies for membership (creating records, transferring records, etc.) This forum should not contain specific financial or membership information.
zaneclark
Senior Member
Posts: 1154
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:34 pm
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Contact:

Adoptive parent...

Postby zaneclark » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:15 am

I have a sister who was raised and eventually adopted by her grandmother, but her birth mother still appears on the record as her parent. She would like this changed, but I'm not sure on this. I guess the question is, does the parent entry reflect the birth or adoptive parent?

russellhltn
Community Administrator
Posts: 30050
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:53 pm
Location: U.S.

Re: Adoptive parent...

Postby russellhltn » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:07 am

Generally, it reflects the legal parent. An adoptive parent is not put in until the adoption is final.

The membership system only hold one set of parents. This sister may want to make sure FamilySearch shows the true situation as you can record biological and adoptive parents in there.
Have you searched the Help Center? Try doing a Google search and adding "site:churchofjesuschrist.org/help" to the search criteria.

So we can better help you, please edit your Profile to include your general location.


Return to “Membership Help”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest