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From: Karla Huebner <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Adoption Sentences
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 09:00:46 -0500
I immediately see a problem with your sentence, though not one relating to
your question. When you say "BIRTHMOTHER put her child up for adoption and
she was adopted by ..." the "she" grammatically refers to BIRTHMOTHER, not
to her child (who for that matter could be male!). How about "ADOPTEE was
adopted by ..." After all, people can figure out that the birth mother put
the child up for adoption, assuming that it isn't confused with a case in
which the birth mother died.
Could you make the mother a witness to the adoptee's name tag? (I've never
tried making a witness to a name tag.)
At 05:58 PM 1/29/2004, you wrote:
>I've got my adoption sentences done as well as I can, but how do I get the
>fact that a name change went into effect at adoption.
>For instance the birth mother's sentence reads: "BIRTHMOTHER was
>ADOPTEE's birth mother. BIRTHMOTHER put her child up for adoption and she
>was adopted by ADOPTINGFATHER and ADOPTINGMOTHER on DATE in PLACE."
>I want it to add " and her name was changed to NEWNAME."
>On the adoptee's sentence I can just print the Name-chg tag right after
>the adoption tag and it workd fine. For the other roles, that doesn't
>work. Or at least I can't get it to work. The tag won't accept the same
>person in different roles (with different names.)