I have been reading quite a bit about adoption reunions enabled by mail order DNA testing. Most of the stories are about adoptee’s reunions with distant cousins. However, this recent article in the Parsippany Focus tells the reunion story of sisters Sherri Parker and Jan Mattaliano.
23andMe shares similar stories on its customer story page.
As an adoptee, who searched pre-internet, in an decade when DNA was primarly used as a means to prove paternity, these reunions always amaze me. We have witnessed the moving of mountains in terms of adoption search technology. Of course, if we had access to our records and original birth certificates (OBCs), we wouldn’t need any of these functional family finders to reach the search summit.
A happy reunion story. Please share.