Finding Family: My Search For Roots And The Secrets In My Dna

byRichard Hill

Paperback | September 29, 2017

Finding Family: My Search For Roots And The Secrets In My Dna by Richard Hill
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Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is the highly suspenseful account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records. This fascinating quest, including the author's landmark use of DNA testing, takes readers on an exhilarating roller-coaster ride and concludes with a twist that rivals anything Hollywood has to offer.

In the vein of a classic mystery, Hill gathers the seemingly scant evidence surrounding the circumstances of his birth. As his resolve shores up, the author also avails of new friends, genealogists, the Internet, and the latest DNA tests in the new field of genetic genealogy. As he closes in on the truth of his ancestry, he is able to construct a living, breathing portrait of the young woman who was faced with the decision to forsake her rights to her child, and ultimately the man whose identity had remained hidden for decades.

Finding Family offers guidance, insight, and motivation for anyone engaged in a similar mission, from ways to obtain information to the many networks that can facilitate adoption searches. The book includes a detailed guide to DNA and genetic genealogy and how they can produce irrefutable results in determining genetic connections and help adoptees bypass sealed records and similar stumbling blocks.
At 18 years old, Richard Hill accidentally discovered a deeply hidden family secret: he was adopted. Assuming he would never know any details, he was startled to learn many years later that he had a brother out there somewhere. What then began as a search for his mother and brother turned into a decades long search for the identity of ...
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Title:Finding Family: My Search For Roots And The Secrets In My DnaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inPublished:September 29, 2017Publisher:FamiliusLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1945547391

ISBN - 13:9781945547393

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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