Book Review by Jas: Finding Sisters

Where does she come from?

Who are her genetic parents?

Who is she?

Does she even want to know?

With almost no information of her genetic heritage, adoptee Rebecca Daniels follows limited clues and uses DNA testing, genealogical research, thoughtful letter writing, and a willingness to make awkward phone calls with strangers to finally find her birth parents.

But along the way, she finds much more.

Two half-sisters.

A slew of cousins on both sides.

A family waiting to be discovered.

With the assistance of a distant cousin in Sweden and several other DNA angels on the internet, Daniels finally comes face to face with her birth mother just months before her passing. Join in on this author’s discovery of family and self in Finding SistersHow One Adoptee Used DNA Testing and Determination to Uncover Family Secrets and Find her Birth Family.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I truly enjoyed reading “Finding Sister. It is an eye-opening read on how one can trace their ancestry and heritage through the DNA profiling and testing technology that we now have. For many, these tests may be a way to learn about their heritage but for people who have little knowledge on their family background like Rebecca, it goes a long way in helping them to identify where they came from and their
origins. Especially when people were adopted during the time official records may not be easily accessible. Rebecca loved her adoptive parents she was really just curious about her blood relatives.

It was indeed a rollercoaster ride reading this book, as we embark on the journey of discovery with Rebecca who first got connected to her birth mom and managed to meet her before her death. However, identifying her father was even more of a challenge, as births out of wedlock were regarded as shame, and usually the information regarding the fathers were not as easily traceable. However, with more
emails coming in from the companies that conducted the DNA tests, Rebecca managed to trace someone from her father’s family and the puzzle was solved. Rebecca also discovered half sisters and many close and distant cousins during her search journey.

3 thoughts on “Book Review by Jas: Finding Sisters

  1. I am glad you enjoyed ‘Finding Sister’ so much! I loved it as well! I love stories about adoptees finding birth parents and siblings. I am a huge fan of the TV show ‘Long Lost Family’ so, it was wonderful to read more in depth about the process. It was so captivating and touching.

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