23andMe Offers Revelations for Adoptee Searching for His Siblings – September 17, 2021 – DNA Saturdays September 18, 2021

I saw this recently on 23andMe – Raising Aware23andMe Offers Revelations for Adoptee Searching for His Siblings: https://blog.23andme.com/23andme-customer-stories/adoptee-finds-siblings/. Much longer article. but here are some of the relevant portions.

September 17, 2021 By 23andMe under 23andMe Customer Stories

The first thing you notice about Aaron Harris is his ever-present smile. 

It punctuates his conversation even when he describes the parts of his life that were dark and joyless. 

Born premature, at just 26 weeks, Aaron was a “micro-preemie” who struggled in his first year just to survive. 

He came into this world addicted to the same opiates that his mother and father had been using. He weighed just one pound, 4 ounces, and spent his first months on oxygen. The doctors and nurses who cared for him didn’t think he would make it. If he survived, they feared he’d end up blind or deaf. That didn’t happen but it was a struggle. By the time he was one, his parents — who had two infants, twins born less than a year before Aaron — had abandoned him to foster care.

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