** This is an ongoing Blog and will be updated as things progress**
For anyone considering the 23andMe DNA test, here is a timeline and my experience with it.
My reason for testing – I’m an adoptee. My maternal grandparents adopted me at birth, and I have known my birthmother my entire life. Birthfather = undetermined. Contact has been made with him once before, but he denied it….so here I am.
Saturday, February 25th, 2017 – Ordered my test!!!
I am so stinking excited and scared out of my mind at the same time. What have I done? Will this cause more undue heartache? Will this give me the peace of mind that I feel I am constantly searching for?
Monday, February 27th, 2017 – The test has been shipped! What??? *Cue the butterflies*
The email came through while I was out running around town on lunch. My first thought, “well that escalated quickly”. As much as I have wanted this and for as long as I have wanted this, I am feeling hesitant now. But I am my father’s (grandfather) child, the money is spent it’s too late to turn back now.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 – Seriously??
I am actually finding a little humor in this! I live in the Carolinas, and here it is my package is mailed from North Carolina across country! I could have taken a road trip.
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – It’s arrived!
Monday, March 6th, 2017 – Time to spit! Ewwwww
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 – The waiting game is on…..the sample was received March 11th.