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From: ETM <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] Adoptions
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 17:03:56 -0500
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I made a decision long ago that I was doing a "family" tree and
not a blood-line. My "big brother" is in the family tree, though
adopted, and though the other four children, including me, are
biological. When I prepare a report, there is a preface making
note that this is a "family" tree. Adoptions (when known, not
always shared by family members) are mentioned in notes with any
specifics that I *might* (usually do not) know.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a
thought without accepting it. --Aristotle
On Thursday, March 20, 2003, you wrote
> About adoptions:
> The worry about it is that notes easily get separated from the rest of the
> data. It is really not just possible but likely that somebody will be using
> your data one of these days and put your adopted child down as your child.
> I have two adopted children and don't know what to do yet.