Welcome to the Riess family’s website. On this website, we discuss the 1976 adoption of our daughter, Michelle Riess, and unexpectedly finding her after 40 years of separation thanks to an Ancestry DNA test.

To learn more about our amazing story, start by clicking the links below.

Our Adoption Reunion Story [ read now ]

Could You Secretly Be Adopted? [ read now ]

Newspaper Articles About Our Adoption Case [ read now ]

Searching for Other Kent Adoptees & Mothers [ read now ]

Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of our family through our adoption reunion journey.

Michelle Riess Christina Gellura Adoption
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