|The yellow is my 11% Irish :)|
You've seen the commercials . . . . . .she didn't know she was Native American . . . .he didn't realize he was Italian . . . . . .but what the commercials don't tell you is that by simply paying $99.00 and shipping your spit off to Ancestry, you can learn this. . . . . . . .
1. The name of your biological father that left you were when you were too small to know the story of what really happened.
2. Your mother gave up a child (your sibling) in the 1970's before you were born and before she married your father.
3. Your parents never mentioned you were actually adopted.
4. Friends or neighbors you personally know are actually related to you.
5. Your father was busy in the 1980's and you have several new siblings to prove it.
Ok, all of these situations sound pretty shocking and your first reaction might be, "But I don't want to know!"
However, knowing that you have a different blood line than you believed can actually save your life. I mean, what if you need an organ transplant? What if you are having a multitude of unidentified physical or psychological symptoms and when you meet a close family member, the mystery is cleared up about certain medical conditions that run in the family?
Maybe that one blood family member you never really thought you cared to know actually has something positive to add to your life? Sure, it could be a disaster -- meeting relative strangers could potentially go down in flames (when Pandora's Box is opened) and when family members have to find a way to fit you into the picture -- but again, it could be amazing and beautiful as well! You could develop lifelong relationships with one or more of your new cousins!
Building a family tree is a fun and popular hobby for many people -- but for those of us who were not permitted to know our blood lines as both children and adults due to discriminatory laws, find genealogy to be life changing in so many ways. Even if you have no skeletons in the closet, or skin in the game, the cheapest, fastest way you can support an adoptee in your life is by purchasing an autosomal DNA test.
The adoptee you help may just be your niece!
So what are you waiting for? Order your Ancestry DNA kit today!
You'll never know what you didn't know until you spit into the little tube and mail it back to Ancestry.com!
This has been a public service announcement -- not for the purposes of advertising a product but for the purpose of celebrating National Adoption Month 2016 by improving the lives of adopted people and bringing truth and transparency to adoption.