A child and birth parent can be connected several ways:
- Open the child form.
- Click on "Birth Mother" or "Birth Father" from the side menu bar.
- This will open the “Birth Parent – (Specified) Child” page, use the side menu bar to add a new parent or select an existing parent in the system.
- To choose the existing birth parent, click that option from the side menu bar; the “Select Existing Birth Mother for this Child” (or Father) page will open.
- Use the drop down list to select the birth parent from all birth parents that have been entered into the system.
- Click Save.
You can add a birth parent while adding a new child and the connection between the two will be in place. Open the add child form and enter an existing birth parent where requested or use the link to the right to add a new birth parent.
A new birth parent can be saved even if the child information is not. In cases where you have a Birth Parent before a child, the child can be added under a birth parent through the birth parent form following the same instruction as noted above.
When entering a birth mother or a birth father for a child, the system will search for any children with the same birth mother or father and add the related children in a sibling group.
Birth Mother Cases
When you enter a "Birth Mother" on the Child record, it will automatically link up her latest case to that Child record in the "Birth Mother Case ID" field on the Child record. You can manually modify the Child "Birth Mother Case ID" field if you made a mistake, like you forgot to add a new BM Case before linking up the Child and Birth Mother.