My son Cliff is adopted. Amalie and I knew him from about the age of 10, but we adopted him in the mid 90’s when he was an adult. At that time we asked him if he wanted to change his last name to Meyer, or keep his own. He chose to keep his own name.
Then just a few weeks ago something interesting happened. The following is a clipping from the Legal Notices section of our local paper. I hope it is sufficiently legible.