I feel really lucky in adoption in that my parents knew my biological mother growing up and I felt integrated in many ways in my biological family before I met them. As a child, my parents put me in piano lessons when I expressed interest because my biological mother had been good at piano and my parents bought me a camera because my biological Uncle had been a photographer. In that way, I had a very unique, but healthy adoption experience. I always appreciated my parents fostering my interest in genealogy pursuits and in building relationships with my biological family.
Since I was a child, I’ve wondered what the full story was on my ancestry since I decided not to pursue paternity testing. I’ve tracked ancestry testing since middle school, but I was always skeptical on if I felt like the technology matched the ancestry tools available. Recently, I started realizing that technology + prices had reached a kind of sweet spot and seeing another adoptee pursue this for herself made me realize it was time to figure out my Ancestry.com DNA testing results!
I chose Ancestry.com DNA testing because I have an account on there already with the information I have from my biological family and adopted family and I would be curious to get genealogy matches. The box says that the results should be back in our mailbox within 4-6 weeks; I’m pretty excited so I am hoping it gets here in less time. I’m hoping after I get my results back that others in our families will start taking the test too!
Part 2: Getting my test results back
Part 3: What I have learned 4 months post-results