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As I told you in my adoption vlog, I took a DNA (we used both 23 and Me and Ancestry kits) test mostly to find out my true ethnicity. It was a fun activity and curiosity more than anything. In spite of the (surprising, to me) incredulity regarding my own level of biological interest (or lack thereof), it's simply true that I wasn't looking for my biological parents nor even for medical history.

I really just wanted to confirm that I was Irish. (Or Scottish.)

Well, you don't always get what you wish for—and sometimes you get a ton more than you bargained for.

Come along with Sam and me as we take our tests, find the results, and then have a completely unexpected aftermath!

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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