As a certified genetic counselor, one of the most common questions I’m asked is whether people who are adopted should have DNA testing through a direct-to-consumer (DTC) testing company. I’ve found that the reasons adoptees, or the parents of adoptees, want DNA testing generally fall into three categories:
- To learn more about medical risks
- To find out ancestry information since they often have little or none
- To find biological relatives
The answer to whether you should seek this type of DNA testing really depends on which of the above questions you are hoping to answer.
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