Birth certificates for the adopted
I am trying to find out what happens when a child is taken in by relatives and adopted; concerning the birth certificates. Are they reissued with the adoptive parents shown as birth parents?
I understand that these children cannot then inherit from original parents as they are deemed to have been "born" to the adoptive parents. (Thank the programme Heir Hunters for that little gem) I have a hand written tree from an uncle which gives a different father to several children - other people have his sister and husband as the parents. No social benefits then so I know that relatives did take on children - even my g/mother was raised by her maternal grandmother. Hopefully - Rosalee