Monday, April 30, 2018

Learning a Little More

For a while I’ve wanted to do a DNA test with Hannah to see if I could find out any new information for her.  I ordered a kit for her and she was excited! 


I had been concerned about what I would say to her but I need not have been concerned.  She saw the box and exclaimed, ‘I’ve wanted to do this!’  LOL – and we were off!

Part 1 was filling the tube with spit.  LOL – my girl did great!  She was on a mission. Smile


Afterwards we mixed it up; sealed it up;


And mailed it off.


Her results were ready in about 2 weeks and I remember my heart beating quickly as I prepared to open them.  I said a quick prayer as I knew what I read there could change things as we knew them.

In the end the results were wonderful and I learned so much!  Not a huge surprise but I found out that she is 100% Chinese.  What was interesting was to see what parts of Chinese ancestors make up my sweet girl.

The health portion was great as it was a way to find out more about Hannah.  I laughed when it said things like she likely had a Photic Sneeze Reflex.   This means she is likely to sneeze in the sun and she does – just like me – and her Grandma!  LOL!  God gave us all similar traits!

Something new that was recently added (they are constantly updating their website and things tested) and it say she is more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes.  Sadly that’s true. 

Some results were also off by a bit like the one that says she probably has light skin pigmentation.  Umm, nope.  I wouldn’t consider her to be light.

All in all I am so very thankful that we did this!!  As of right now there are 514 other DNA relatives related to Hannah that have also completed the testing.  To date the closest DNA relative to her is a third or fourth cousin but this can change as more people participate. 

For those considering doing this I would highly recommend it!  If you are interested in ordering a kit, please let me know and I’m happy to send a link to you.

1 comment:

  1. We did it too, for Ro, Lily wasn’t interested at all. We are also at the 4th cousin stage but it’s been so lovely talking to the parents of them and one of her teenage cousins writes to her all the time. I’m so happy our girls have this stepping stone to their past.


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