DNA Testing (Cont.)

We have already received the results of the girls DNA testing.

Sadly, we didn’t get a lot of DNA matches for Naomi, but the one we did get was quite surprising and exciting.

As many of you know, Naomi is from Ethiopia.  Our niece and her husband also have a child from Ethiopia who is 5 months younger than Naomi and they had his DNA testing done thru the same company.  We discovered that not only are they cousins via adoption, but they are also cousins via DNA.  Distant cousins, but cousins none-the-less.

Lili, on the other hand has many, many matches.  We have found several 3rd, 4th and 5th cousins who are also adoptees from Guatemala.  We’ll actually be spending time with some of them this summer and they’ll now have a connection via biology as well as adoption.

These matches can only be made if those who have matching DNA have also been tested.  As others test, we’ll be notified of matches.  Who knows what long-lost relatives we might find 🙂


  1. Wow! Wow! Wow!! So exciting for Lili and Naomi! We are leaving on vacation this week, but I will be ordering a kit for Katie when we get back! How long did it take you to get the results?

    • It only took a couple weeks to get all the results back. There is a FB group for those who test thru 23andMe. I can send you an invite if you’re interested.

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