Searching for Your Birth Family – Top Tips for Adoptees

If you’re an adoptee, your history is written directly into your genetic code. You don’t have photos or memories, but by analyzing your DNA, you can find your family, with the stories and secrets to go along with it.

Everyone has a rich family history, so if you’re adopted and want to find your birth family; follow these simple steps to get started…

1. Do a DNA Test

The most important step when finding your family is to start with taking a DNA test. This is a crucial step if you have little information to begin with – no birth parents, no birth certificate, no adoption records.

This, and an experienced investigator like The Adoption Specialist that specializes in locating birth families and DNA results will certainly help in your search.

2. Take Another DNA Test

It may sound strange, but when you as an adoptee are searching for your birth family, taking more than one DNA test is so important.

When you take your DNA test, specifically take it through 23andMe where you can receive 10% off, or Ancestry.com to get 15% off a DNA kit.

Here’s why…

Taking the DNA test through one of the top DNA testing companies in the world will increase your chances of a DNA match. The more clues we have to solve your DNA puzzle, the better.

This, in turn, allows for the best chances to find you, the adoptee, your birth family in the quickest and most efficient way possible.

3. Be Realistic and Set Expectations for your DNA Results

After a couple of weeks, your DNA results will come back with potentially a long list of DNA relatives. This can be quite a daunting and overwhelming experience.

The circumstances surrounding how, when and by whom you came into this world are most likely going to be a mystery. This can feel frustrating, however, this is normal and you are not alone.

With The Adoption Specialist by your side, you’ll have someone to guide you through the whole process, so you’ll never feel lost or alone.

Let Us Help Find Your Family

The important thing to remember – never give up We’re here to help guide you through the process and reunite you with your birth family.

For more information on how we can help you, simply fill out our Search Request Form or Locate Your Child Form or contact us on (562) 438-6589 today!

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