I'm just going off of what my biological mother has told me and she hasnt always been the most honest person, and my biological father scares me and is just a junkie and I cant hardly believe a thing that comes out of his mouth. I've always been really curious about what I am and Wondering if there wAS a test or something of somesort that I could do without having to contact the biological family. Any ideas?Answer Question
Answer by maecntpntz219 at 11:31 PM on Nov. 13, 2013
Yes ,there is a woman in my birthparent -adoptee support group.She and her sister were dropped off at a church nursery about 45 years ago.They were 3 or 4 or 5 and of course couldn't spell their last names.They both were adopted by the same family but were always curious.Start with Ancestry .com they have a link and I think it is also called Family Tree.She now knows her sister is a half sister or niece or aunt.They both share some geographic links but not all ,they were put in contact with a lot of people and found a cousin ,3rd or 4th ,that has done lots of research.The woman in the group now has a picture of who may be her great-grandmother...they are twins in appearance.The dad is dead.They are upgrading to include Mitochondrial .6 months ago she knew nothing.She used only her DNA.
Answer by drfink at 1:25 AM on Nov. 14, 2013
https://www.23andme.com/ is one of the companies that offer the service.
I'm not sure how it goes with ancestry profiling, but the profiles these companies create for health issues aren't 100% accurate. They only work with a small section of your genomic profile, so you can send your DNA to three companies and get three different results, because they are working with three different segments of your genome.
I would try to find independant sources to check to reliability of the testing before I sent them any money.
Answer by desert_diva at 1:27 AM on Nov. 14, 2013
Answer by Crafty26 at 5:59 AM on Nov. 14, 2013
I heard their is a blood test you can take. I costs though.
Answer by louise2 at 7:49 AM on Nov. 14, 2013
Answer by SWasson at 8:52 AM on Nov. 14, 2013
If they have a genetics test to see all the different breeds that are in your dog they Have to have something for people too!
Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:52 AM on Nov. 14, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 11:14 AM on Nov. 14, 2013
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Answer by adopteeme at 4:28 PM on Nov. 14, 2013