Our guest, Dayna Foster, had quite the DNA surprise. Dayna and her sister were both adopted, and they knew that. It was a closed adoption, but was opened when Ohio changed a law around adoptees’ information. Dayna did a DNA test with 23 & Me, and discovered she had four half-siblings, and she quickly connected with a half-brother, Michael. The test results said she was 1% African, and she found a second cousin who is African-American. In Florida, where Dayna lives, the Department of Education has rejected an Advanced Placement course covering African American studies. “African-American history is the history of everyone who lives in this country,” Dayna told us. Dayna continues to search for information about her birth mother and extended family..
Adoptee’s Multiple DNA Surprises
Season: 3 | Episode: 50
Kendall’s long lost family begins to emerge in Episode 2. For decades, Kendall’s brother, Chris searched for him, but with few leads as Kendall’s was a closed adoption. Ancestry DNA kits brought them together on August 23, 2017. In this episode, Chris and Kendall tearfully recall their first conversation, and the wild decision to up and move from California to New England.
Our guest this episode is Shayna Landry, a forensic genealogist and private investigator a.k.a. DNA detective. You may have seen