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CollectionsYour library (5)

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TagsDNA testing (1), DNA (1), adoptee reunion (1), adoptee search (1), adoptee (1), adoption (1), memoir (1), genealogy (1) — see all tags

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About meAt 18 years old, Richard Hill accidentally discovered a deeply hidden family secret: he was adopted. Assuming he would never know any details, he was startled to learn many years later that he had a brother out there somewhere. What then began as a search for his mother and brother turned into a decades long search for the identify of his biological father.

Thwarted for years by sealed records, lies, and cover-ups, Richard eventually turns to a series of new DNA tests designed for genealogists. His groundbreaking use of this new science to uncover the name of his birth father was reported on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Subsequently, newer DNA tests would lead him to an even more startling conclusion.

Richard has made it his personal mission to share what he has learned with other adoptees and genealogists. He does that through his web site,, social media, presentations, and now through the book that tells his entire story...Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA.



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Real nameRichard Hill

LocationGrand Rapids, Michigan

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Member sinceSep 13, 2012

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