The growth and advancements in DNA testing allows for a myriad of answers in the sometimes unknown world of adoption. Through closed or even some semi-open adoptions, adoptees and birth families look to DNA testing to establish bio identities, racial ethnicities and to connect families. For some, that final bit of proof is critical when reuniting with lost siblings, parents or children.
DNA testing has become the most trusted way to establish or verify relationships between people. Over the last decade, the technology has advanced to allow for accurate and unique identification for many different purposes. You can obtain DNA testing through your doctor, labs, and even as conveniently located as your local pharmacist in which samples are collected and sent away for analysis. Results will vary depending on where you obtain testing, but can be received in as little as a couple of days.
Whether you are testing for maternal, paternal, fraternal or ancestral identification, DNA testing can be used for any number of applications, including for immigration verification purposes. If DNA testing has been on your to do list, there has never been a better time to establish your biological identity.
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