Child of Record membership record where child is older than 9 yo, but is not baptized

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tstock7
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Child of Record membership record where child is older than 9 yo, but is not baptized

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I was asked by a parent to create a membership record for a child who is older than 9 years old but has not been baptized. When I go to add the child as a Child of Record in MLS, I get a prompt that prevents me from creating the membership record for the child. The prompt states "The child is older than 9 years old and must be entered using the Convert Baptism option."

I then tried entering the information using the Convert Baptism option in MLS; however, that option would also not let me create the record because it requires information about a baptism and this child has not been baptized.

I was hoping to get some ideas on how I may be able to create this record. Otherwise, It appears that for now the window for creating a membership record for this child has passed and his membership record will have to be created upon baptism (assuming he gets baptized sometime). Thanks in advance.
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Re: Child of Record membership record where child is older than 9 yo, but is not baptized

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That is correct. Once a child turns 9 years old and has not been baptized you cannot create a Child of Record membership record for them. The only way to create a membership record is if they are baptized.
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Re: Child of Record membership record where child is older than 9 yo, but is not baptized

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Post by russellhltn »

In answer to the obvious follow-up question, no, there's no way to add a "non-member" to the family. The only way to have the child appear on the ward directory is to get baptized. CHQ might do something for someone who is has been determined as "not accountable", but I don't think that would apply in this case.
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