Tag Archives: DNA
An extremely kind message from a fellow adoptee the other day reminded me that I have not posted here since returning to New Jersey last June. “Re-entry” has been a bit more difficult than I imagined, and so here, almost … Continue reading
In my list of relative matches on 23andMe, I have a few cousins who share my paternal haplotype marker (T). This means that we share a paternal ancestor somewhere back in the family lineage. I looked through my initial list … Continue reading
For the past decade or so I, like many of us, have been comparing paperwork concerning my adoption with that of other adoptees. Looking for clues, similarities, anything that might divulge some information as to origins as well as that … Continue reading
When I sent off my DNA kit to 23andMe, I had absolutely no idea that the results would be so telling. In part, this is explained by the fact that I am from the Druze community, itself extremely small and … Continue reading
An adoptive parent in the United Kingdom recently described the potential reunion of the children temporarily in his care with their parents as his “worst nightmare”. This was like a kick in the gut. Because I feel that my own … Continue reading
The last few days have been a bit of a rollercoaster. Based on initial DNA results, and further database research, I now know more about myself than I ever did previously.
Ever since I registered my DNA kit, I’ve gone daily to the testing web site and changed my profile. I’m currently oscillating between being completely open (“I am an adoptee looking for my biological family”) and being less open (“I … Continue reading