Oh wait - that was "...has three adopted..." I read it as "... has adopted three..." Starting to think I'm dyslexic these days. E kala mai.
Okay I give up. What is the indication of the perfect tense that requires an auxiliary verb? Because I totally missed it. E kokua mai?
Yes. The "a" is listed as a possessive. My mother's... So how do we get "has"?
"A" functions "of my mother." A-class possessive. We add "has" to make it sound like English.
[Three daughters adopted] [belonging to] [my mother]