Adoptee Rights and DNA

Drawing a DNA kit winner (Chicago NCSL 2016)
With over 5 million testers at Ancestry DNA, autosomal DNA testing has changed the landscape of adoptee rights. There is no longer any expectation of privacy for any of the parties involved in adoption when you can add your saliva to a database with millions of others and compare DNA with cousins.

Currently, 70% of DNA testers will receive a second cousin or closer DNA match when testing with their first company.  We strive to educate about DNA testing at our booth each year and draw names each day with DNA kit winners.

Ancestry DNA kit winner (Boston  NCSL 2017)
The Adoptee Rights Coalition's position is that it is more private to restore access to an adoptee's original birth certificate than it is to surprise the family of DNA matches.