Who is eligible?
Participation in this project is open to adoptees seeking to find their biological family members, and to parents and other family members looking for a child they had
Open now until April 30, 2019
By June 16, 2019
All DNA kits sent out
By July 16, 2019
August 2019 and onward
About DNA testing
Searching for long-lost relatives can be a challenge without a paper trail or any other informational clues. Luckily, inside the cells of our bodies is a map of our genetic history, called DNA. We each inherit 50% of our DNA from our mother and 50% from our father, which means that our biological parents’ genetic legacy is written into the cells of our body. By examining the DNA in genetic material from a cheek swab, we are able to compare one person’s DNA to that of everyone else who has taken the test. When two people’s DNA results show that they share DNA in common, we are able to calculate the likely relationship between them, such as cousins, siblings, or parent/child. When names, dates, and locations may be unavailable, DNA is often the best link between family members trying to find one another.
Already taken a
If you have already tested with another DNA service, you can upload your DNA data to MyHeritage for free to participate in this project. You will receive more matches and benefit others searching for their biological family.
This pro bono project is brought to you by MyHeritage together with top experts in the fields of genetic genealogy and adoption. This alliance ensures the best possible professional and emotional support for participants.
Founder, DNA Detectives
The Genetic Genealogist
DNA Testing Adviser
Founder, The DNA Geek
VP, The AAC
MyHeritage is a global leader in family history and genetic genealogy. MyHeritage was founded in 2003 and offers a simple-to-use family tree platform, an expanding collection of billions of historical records, powerful matching technology, and a fast-growing, integrated DNA testing service. MyHeritage DNA is a powerful DNA test that reveals previously unknown relatives and ethnic origins. The MyHeritage DNA test is the #1 DNA test in Europe, and MyHeritage’s DNA database is one of the largest in the world. Trusted by millions of users worldwide, MyHeritage seeks to enable everyone to discover who they are and where they come from.
MyHeritage has reunited many adoptees with their biological families since launching its DNA testing service. Here are a few of MyHeritage’s recent success stories, including DNA Quest participants from the first phase of DNA Quest who have already reconnected with their biological families.
"This was news better than anything in my wildest dreams…"
Mitch, reunited with both biological parents
"We feel blessed. It has been amazing to find I had a brother."
Susan, found her brother living just miles away
"It was an amazing experience. Thank you for providing DNA quest!"
Kim, reunited with her biological sister, Christy
"I can't tell you what it means to finally meet my brother after 65 years"
Izak, reunited with brother Shep
"I'm grateful every day that a DNA test could answer my questions"
Sheila, found her biological father, Warren
Other MyHeritage pro bono projects
MyHeritage has placed an emphasis over the years on doing good in the world. We love to have our employees initiate and participate in empowering projects that utilize our resources, tools and expertise to benefit humankind. Below are some of our pro bono projects.