Beyond DNA Tests and Birth Certificates

Are you an adoptee looking for your birth parents? DNA test results and a birth certificate may be enough for some people to find their biological families. For others, the process may involve a lot of time and effort.

Some factors can make finding birth parents especially challenging.

  • Children of immigrants tend to have far fewer DNA matches than people with long family histories within the US.
  • Families who had few children will have fewer DNA kits available for comparison.
  • Adoptees with falsified original birth certificates (not amended birth records) have no names to guide them.

Some of these cases could have been labeled “unsolvable,” but I believe any puzzle can be solved. If you’ve tried to find your biological family, but have been unsuccessful, I may be able to assist you. Contact me for a free consultation.

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