Richard Hill


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,, 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 Book Trailer
Watch Richard Hill discuss the role of DNA testing in his search for roots.


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