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 10:45, 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 shocking 2017 adoption discovery after taking an Ancestry.com DNA test, and our family’s beautiful adoption reunion story.
Click here to listen to the interview (free)
You can also hear part 2 of the interview here. (opens as an mp3)
If you would like to read some of the newspaper articles regarding the case against the attorney that illegally arranged the adoption, you can view them HERE. In some of the articles, Michelle is the adopted child referred to simply as the December 4, 1976 “incident.”
Many of these articles include statements taken from Kent’s court testimony that contradict Hollie’s experiences, including his heavy involvement after Michelle’s birth. They also contradict information given to Michelle in 2017 by her adoptive father. We will make a separate post about these inconsistencies at a later date.
So far, our research has produced about 12 articles from a variety of newspapers including the Courier-Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The New York Times. We will add a few new articles to this page at a later date. Continue reading
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.com to one of my three full biological sisters (you can read that story here.)
I know it’s difficult to understand how someone could be 40 years old and not know they are adopted, or more specifically, never told they are adopted. Unfortunately, I am living proof that it absolutely can happen to anyone at any point in their adult life.
The moment I met my parents & three sisters for the first time in 2017
Today, with so many people taking DNA tests to trace their family’s history (ex. Ancestry.com, 23andme.com) more people might unexpectedly find themselves in similar situations.
Could you be the next late discovery adoptee?
Original Publication: Courier-Post
Original Publication Date: April 14, 1978
N O T E : Much of the information taken from Kent’s testimony completely contradicts Hollie’s experiences and even some of the details that were provided to Michelle by her adoptive father in 2017. We will be writing about these inconsistencies at a later date.
By RENEE WINKLER
A Burlington County lawyer who specializes in matrimonial matters was indicted Thursday by a Camden County grand jury for illegally acting as an intermediary in the adoption of three children.
Edward Kent, 52, who has a law office in Willingboro, also was charged with obstruction of justice in the eight-count indictment. None of the children or the couples who wanted to adopt them is named in the indictment, although it specifies that their identities are known to the grand jury. Continue reading