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After accidentally discovering two full siblings and nine half siblings, I’m answering some of your adoption biology questions. If you're an adoptee, you might be shocked!

The 23 and Me and Ancestry DNA test results Sam and I took together were a big surprise (for me, anyway). They opened me up to a family I barely knew existed. Quite an adventure in my advanced years!

What surprised me most of all about the DNA results video was how opinionated people were about the whole thing. First, about my ethnicity and, second, about exactly what my moral imperative was with regard to the biological family.

It's been a fun ( and interesting and unusual and surprising) ride. We'll see what happens as this unfolds.

Alison Moore Smith is a 59-year-old entrepreneur. She has been (very happily) married to Samuel M. Smith for 38 years. They are parents of six incredible children and grandparents to two astounding grandsons.

She is the author of The 7 Success Habits of Homeschoolers.

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