At 18 years old, Richard Hill accidentally discovered a deeply hidden family secret: he was adopted. Many years later, he was startled to learn that he had a brother out there somewhere. What then began as a search for his mother and brother evolved into a decades-long search for his biological father.
Blocked by sealed records, lies, and cover-ups, Richard eventually turned to a series of new DNA tests designed for genealogists. His groundbreaking use of this new science revealed his birth father’s last name and—more recently—helped him prove which of five deceased brothers had been his biological father.
Richard has made it his personal mission to share what he learned with other adoptees and genealogists. He does that through his web site, DNA-Testing-Adviser.com, speaking engagements, 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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Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA
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By Richard Hill
Published: September 12, 2012.
"Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA" is Richard Hill's true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his own origins. This highly suspenseful book is a page-turning saga of personal detective work and the first book to chronicle the paradigm-shifting application of genetic genealogy to adoption search.
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