Search Quest America Dives into DNA: Genetic Genealogy Plus for Adoptees

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Searching for birth relatives can be difficult in some states and impossible in others using standard adoption search methods but Genetic Genealogy Plus breaks down the barriers set up by closed records.

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“We recognize our clients’ need to reconnect with missing family and are here to help! Genetic Genealogy Plus allows adoptees to find family despite sealed adoption files"

Search Quest America (SQA), a leader in reuniting families, is excited to announce Genetic Genealogy Plus, a new service for adoptees. This new service uses DNA and traditional genealogy research to find the family of adoptees with sealed records. Genetic Genealogy Plus is offered by SQA through an affiliation with two leading DNA testing companies, Family Tree DNA and 23andMe.

Searching for birth relatives can be difficult in some states and impossible in others using standard search methods but Genetic Genealogy Plus breaks down the barriers set up by closed adoption laws. With Genetic Genealogy Plus, adoptees can utilize the expertise of SQA in this new and exciting field.

“We recognize our clients’ need to reconnect with missing family and are here to help! Genetic Genealogy Plus allows adoptees to find family despite sealed adoption files," said Susan Friel-Williams, CEO of SQA. “DNA testing has helped many adoptees confirm their roots and this new service will allow male and female adoptees to find their family with or without a surname.”

In addition to searching for an immediate member of the birth family, the DNA tests will provide additional information to adoptees such as their ancestral origins, their distant biological family and the option to learn more about the genetic disease markers found in their DNA.

SQA is a licensed investigative agency based in Cape Coral, Florida which specializes in one of the fastest growing forms of skip tracing – family search. Since the company was founded in 2008, over two thousand families have been reunited!

Susan Friel-Williams and Lane Williams founded Search Quest America in 2008 to reunite birth parents and adoptees separated by adoption. SQA provides search services which include locating missing persons, genealogy services, lost friends search, classmate searches and locating missing heirs. SQA also has post adoption search services available for agencies which conduct Intermediary Searches. Susan Friel-Williams is one of the Florida representatives for the American Adoption Congress and is a member of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators. She serves as a subject matter resource expert in adoption search and reunion issues for radio, print and television media.

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