Legal Adoption Testing

An adoption DNA test may provide evidence of a biological relationship between an adoptee and their potential birth parent(s).


When should I use a legal adoption test?

If you were adopted and think you have found your birth parents, a DNA test may provide evidence of your biological relationship.

The DNA test may also aid in a current adoption case. In this case, a DNA test can confirm the relationship of the birth parents to the child who is being adopted. In certain international adoptions, this is required by the child’s birth country.

What type of sample is collected in a legal test?

The most common sample type is a buccal swab. This sample is collected using a cotton swab that is gently rubbed on the inside of your cheek. Blood samples are also acceptable.

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