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Adopted Living Children Who Are Unaware...?

As far as your record keeping, I presume you'd always want to take note of the fact in your software [Reunion for Mac] entries that someone is adopted. My concern is that someone still living and reviewing the online or published record might discover that fact and be both devastated and dumbfounded by the knowledge...especially if they were previously unaware. Are there any less conspicuous or more sensitive means of art to deal with the fact while preserving the accuracy of the information?

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Comment by BJohnston on November 1, 2009 at 10:25pm
Seems like sage advice to me and, I trust, not from someone once burned.
Comment by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on November 1, 2009 at 7:50pm
Never publish information about living people on line without specific permission, and even so, never post birth information or any other information that can lead to identity theft. Period. Personally, I just never publish anything about living people, to save a lot of problems.
Comment by Sue McCormick on November 1, 2009 at 6:53am
Yes, as BJohnston says, you can tell Reunion that information is sensitive and also private. I believe that you must be sure that this setting works correctly (the ReunionTalk board has mentioned some problems), but if you have marked correctly, the information is not published.
Comment by Carolyn Preston on October 31, 2009 at 7:47pm
My niece is adopted. A fact that was never hidden from her. Recently, she received a message via facebook stating "I hope Marj and Mohammad (my sister and brother-in-law) told you you were adopted 'cuz I'm your birth mother". Imagine the devastation if she was not!
Comment by BJohnston on October 31, 2009 at 3:09pm
After more careful review of the Reunion software options, I've discovered a means to declare a child status as "sensitive." So, I declared that adoption ought to be sensitive, and I presume it will be used for all such cases as it is not clearly related to the specific concern I had had.
Comment by christine clark Holmes on October 31, 2009 at 5:51am
wow how do you answer that...
Comment by Bobby on October 30, 2009 at 9:01pm
Is there not a tick box thingy where you can make that particular note 'private'?

I have such a feature in TNG.




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