How would you know if you are adopted?

Answer No. Anyone adopted over the age of 16 does not automatically get US citizenship. Sorry.

Top Q&A For: How would you know if you are adopted

Why would an adoptee who has never searched say they KNOW they were "better off" adopted?

Many years ago I thought I knew I was better off being adopted. Then I stumbled upon a certain registry and found one rather insignificant post about a mother looking for her baby girl. Since that... Read More »

Could an adopted child's birth certificate be changed so they would not be able to tell they were adopted?

Answer Yes. When a child is legally adopted the child's original birth certificate is amended by court order. The birth certificate will then bear the surname of the adoptive parents and perhaps ... Read More »

Would you have an accurate family tree if you added an adopted person who is not related to you by blood or genes from your ascendants and did not report them as an adopted member of the family?

You would have an accurate tree regardless of whether you indicated the adoption of not. Legally they are treated as if they were of blood.

Adoptees: Would you have liked to have been adopted by an adopted person?

I would like to have not been adopted. I do love my parents that adopted me. Would I miss them if I had not been adopted? Of course not. They would have adopted the 'next' baby and I would have... Read More »