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Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] DNA lists
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 15:14:19 EDT
That is fascinating. I have a distant,
distant cousin who was adopted
to the most wonderful marvelous people,
But they never told her she was adopted and
since she found out as an adult she is not able to cope
with it. .
So I will forward this to my friend and this other coz
maybe she will find out something. I always thought Her natural
mother must have been a famous singer because she
has some voice.
I dont think I could cope with not knowing
Adoptees are having some luck finding relatives and learning about their
medical risks and ethnicity through whole genome testing at companies like
23andme.com and decodeme.com.
23andme's Relative Finder connected me with an adoptee who knows nothing
about his birth parents because his own parents (now deceased) wouldn't even
admit he was adopted. He learned he had to have been adopted when he was
in college because his blood type compared to that of BOTH parents makes it
impossible for EITHER of them to be his parents. For a variety of reasons
he had suspected this even before the blood type proved it.
In any case, he and I share a fairly significant matching segment on a
chromosome -- so although we can't prove where and when the connection is--we
know we are distant cousins. We tend to suspect it may be a connection
through my early Swedes and maybe one day we'll figure it out.