A new kind of internet website provides the means for adopting parents of children adopted from China to discover if their child has a sibling, half-sibling, cousin or other relative adopted anywhere in the world. In addition, birth parents in China will be able to search for their biological child who has been adopted by a family living somewhere in the world. While China adoptions are the largest example of what is now possible, it applies to every adoption in the world today. I don’t think it is an overstatement to say that this is the most startling development in the field of adoption information in the past 25 years.
The two services now available are DNA Adoption Networking aka Zygotic Social Networking and DNA Gene Decoding Sites. The DNA Networking sites are a combination of online dating/match sites and a high tech 21st century version of ISRR and other post adoption registries In addition to your profile and photo you also submit a DNA cheek swab. The Gene Decoding Sites help trace unnamed birth fathers and help with medical diagnosis. This leads me to think that far less children with any medical difficulties will be adopted in the first place.
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