DNA Quest provides DNA test kits to help adoptees and others with unknown birth parents to reconnect with their biological roots. This wonderful service is provided by MyHeritage.
Note: This post was updated in March 2023.
DNA Quest for Adoptees
Global genetic genealogy website MyHeritage shows support for those with unknown birth parents with its DNA Quest initiative. Until March 17, 2023, they are now accepting applicants for 5,000 new test kits!
Initially launched in 2018, early rounds of DNA Quest applications provided 20,000 DNA test kits to eligible adoptees to help them use DNA to reunite with their biological families. With this initiative they strive “to make this project a shining light for corporate philanthropy and an example to be followed by other commercial companies in their own lines of expertise to make the world a better place.”
Who can apply? According to the site, “Participation in this project is open to adoptees seeking to find their biological family members, and to parents and other family members looking for a child placed for adoption years ago. Preference will be given to people who are not able to afford genetic testing.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating, go to the DNA Quest website to fill out an application.
By the way, we love this documentary they made about sisters who have reunited. What a story!
DNA Discoveries of Your Own
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