Adoption, News & Media

Michelle Riess 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 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)

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You can also hear part 2 of the interview here. (opens as an mp3)

 

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Law & Ethics, News & Media

Reunited after 40 years: our family’s amazing adoption reunion

“Deception may give us what we want for the present,
but it will always take it away in the end.”
–Rachel Hawthorne

On November 30, 1976 a baby girl was born to a young couple in New Jersey.

For the next forty years, the young couple had no idea where their baby was, if she was safe, healthy or even alive. Over the years, they searched for her through adoption registries and reunion websites, but were unable to find her.

For the same forty years–and only a few miles apart–their baby was raised to believe she was the biological child of the couple who adopted her. This continued until 2017, when an unexpected result on an Ancestry DNA test shattered their web of lies.

Michelle 4 days old

Michelle at four days old – December 1976

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