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Real Customer Question: I'm adopted and have a relationship with both my birth parents and my adoptive parents. How will a chart work for me?

Real Customer Question: I'm adopted and have a relationship with both my birth parents and my adoptive parents. How will a chart work for me?

Special family circumstances can make creating a family tree a little less straightforward, so since we spend a LOT of time thinking about family trees we're more than happy to help you brainstorm the perfect way to create a family tree print that meets your families needs. Here's a real customer question we received about a unique family circumstance.

Q: I'm adopted and have a relationship with both my birth parents and my adoptive parents. How will a chart work for me?

A: How amazing that you have relationships with both your birth parents and your adoptive parents! The short answer is... use multiple charts! :)

Clearly, you can get as creative as you want, but here are a couple options we thought might look lovely. 

Option 1: The mega-combo chart.

By completely hiding the second generation, you could place yourself at the center and then have four parents in the very next generation. Here's a little video tutorial that shows you how to hide a generation in this scenario.

 

 

 From there, you'll just need to add the names for each line in manually, and voila!

adoptive and birth families in one chart

Option 2: Create one chart for your birth parents and another for your adoptive parents.

Then you could either use an external program such as Adobe Photoshop, Sketch or Figma to merge the two charts into one JPG you can print, or hang the charts separately side by side in matching frames. Either would look fantastic!

Do you have special family circumstances you need some help coming up with a creative solution for? Check out our other posts about special circumstances or shoot us an email to hello@familytreeprints.com!

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