The Hicks Babies — The DNA Geek

In the mid-1940s, Dr. Thomas Jugarthy Hicks opened the Hicks Community Clinic in the small town of McCaysville, Georgia, mere steps from the Tennessee state line. Within a decade, he was not only performing illegal abortions but selling newborns on the black market. Some birth mothers knew they were placing a baby for adoption, some […]

via The Hicks Babies — The DNA Geek.


At least 200 babies had their identities stolen. Now, they are using the power of DNA to reunite with their biological families. I am honored to be part of the behind-the-scenes team of passionate and compassionate people who helped some of them in their journeys.

You can follow their life-changing stories in a three-night series, Taken at Birth, airing October 9th-11th, 2019, on TLC.


I missed this post by the DNA Geek until a few days ago.

I  wonder how many other clinics did the same thing that haven’t been uncovered yet in addition to those clinics that have been discovered.



About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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