I Discovered I Had a Different Dad and Gained a New Family with MyHeritage DNA – March 24, 2021

I saw this on MyHeritage recently – I Discovered I Had a Different Dad and Gained a New Family with MyHeritage DNA: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/03/i-discovered-i-had-a-different-dad-and-gained-a-new-family-with-myheritage-dna/. Slightly longer article. Here’s some of it. 

 by Esther March 24, 2021 User Stories

Many times, people purchase a DNA test because they’re seeking to reunite with long-lost family. But sometimes, the DNA results bring together family members who had no idea what they were missing.

This was the case with Debra Biagini, currently 62. Debra had grown up with both parents and never imagined that the man who raised her wasn’t her biological father, so when she took the MyHeritage DNA test and saw that she had a father-daughter match with a man she’d never met, she couldn’t believe her eyes. Her biological father, Theodore Roosevelt Britton Jr., was a former U.S. ambassador and he never knew that Debra existed, but once he did, he and his family welcomed her lovingly into their lives.


Debra Biagini moved to Rome, Italy for work 30 years before. Both of the parents who raised her since passed away. As she approached the age of 60, she wanted to do something special for herself on the milestone birthday, and a friend suggested taking a DNA test and traveling to the region with the highest ethnicity percentage in the results — an opportunity to explore Debra’s African heritage. Debra loved the idea and ordered a MyHeritage DNA kit.


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