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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2022, 10:27 AM

6. A story from the other side of adoption

My dear late friend Roger was adopted in Canada in the days when adoption was so thoroughly closed that all mention of his birthparents was completely obliterated. He tried every means known to find out who they were and kept smacking into brick walls. All he really wanted was a medical history as one of his kids was displaying some symptoms he thought might be genetic or familial. Then he was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition which is known to have a genetic link. He still had no luck. This was just before the dawn of genetic genealogy and routine DNA testing. He died suddenly of a massive MI not long before his 50th birthday....that MI could have also been a direct result of the autoimmune condition.

If he'd just lived long enough for routine DNA testing...

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