Adoption, News & Media

Michelle Riess guest on Extreme Genes with Scott Fisher

Michelle Riess was recently a guest on Extreme Genes with Scott Fisher. It’s a two part interview, now available for free on the Extreme Genes website, plus a bonus interview that is only available to Extreme Genes paid subscribers.

Michelle’s portion of the episode begins at around the 10:45 mark, then continues after the commercials. The bonus interview is in the Patron’s Club section but is only available to Fisher’s paid subscribers. (click here to learn about becoming a paid subscriber to Extreme Genes)

If you haven’t already, please read the full story about Michelle’s 2017 adoption discovery and our family’s beautiful adoption reunion story. Continue reading


Could you be secretly adopted? Red flags that could point to adoption

by Michelle Riess

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

In September 2017, at age 40, I accidentally discovered that I am adopted after getting a DNA match on Ancestry to one of my three full biological sisters (you can read that story here.)  Prior to this shocking discovery, I had never been told I was adopted and never suspected I could be adopted.


The moment I met my parents & three sisters for the first time in 2017

With so many people taking DNA tests to trace their family’s history more people will unexpectedly find themselves in similar situations. Could you be next? Continue reading