3 Things All Adoptees Should Know Before Hiring A Genetic Genealogist

If every journey begins with a single step, let DNA be the one you take to search for—and finally discover—your birth family.



We’re here to tell you that if you’ve already taken a DNA test—or if you’re seriously considering it—the expertise of a good genetic genealogist to help you make sense of your results is the single most valuable tool available to you in the search for your birth family.


So with that in mind, we've compiled our top three pieces of wisdom to help you better prepare for what to expect when you hand over your DNA test results to the pros.


#1: There is no roadmap.


Working with DNA is a journey and there’s simply no atlas or crystal ball that can predict which way yours will lead or what shape that path may take.


What DNA does provide is a clear sense of direction. And for a genetic genealogist, this is where the magic happens. No two DNA journeys are alike. All that’s required of you is that you be willing and eager to go along for the ride!



#2: Waiting is the hardest part.


We're not shy about making it known: Our team really is the best there is at what we do—bar none.


When you entrust us with your search you are allowing us to join you on this most important and personal journey to finding your birth family. We want you to know we understand that waiting for answers is absolutely the hardest part!


No two people’s stories or families or searches are alike, so what may take weeks for one to find answers may take many months for another. Never forget that you are in the best possible hands. No matter the timeline, we are committed to providing you the information and closure you deserve.



#3: You can’t know until you try.


Taking a DNA test as an adoptee is a really big deal. We just want you to remember that DNA results will vary wildly from person to person. There’s also absolutely no way to know how closely related your DNA matches will be to you until the day you receive your DNA results. But you truly can't know anything at all until you take the leap and order a test.


Once you mail back your test, try let go of the outcome as best you can. And when you get your test results back, if you need help, you know where to find us.


 

If you or someone you know needs help finding biological relatives, we can help!

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