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GIRL TAKES DNA TEST, FINDS OUT SHE IS NOT RELATED TO HER RELATIVES

A girl shared a story of how she took a DNA test one day as her boyfriend had bought her a DNA test kit as a birthday gift and after using it, she found out that she is not related with her relatives who have taken the test before.

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Here is the story

“Here is a bit of context before the story.

I am born and raised as an Eurasian in Singapore.

My boyfriend got me a DNA test for my birthday, and I took it. I’ve always been curious about my maternal grandfather’s family, because both of his parents have very ambiguous pasts and were children during WW2 so we’ve always suspected they were Jews who fled Europe during WW2. The results seemed to suggest that (I’m 19% Ashkenazi Jewish) but that’s not what this is about.

My mother has a huge family and two of my cousins on her side have taken DNA tests through the same company and all of us have opted to be visible to any relatives who’ve taken the test. According to my results, I’m not related to either of them, nor am I related to anyone who showed up as relatives for them.

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So, someone in my mother’s family was adopted, or someone had an affair that produced a child, or something. I’ve had to make my cousins keep this a secret until we can work out what is actually going on. I’ve started reaching out to my matches and I’m going to chat to my mom and my grandma to see if they have any explanation for this.

I kind of regret doing the test, because I really don’t want to cause drama. The only reason I’m even looking into this further instead of pretending I never saw the results is because my cousins know.

Maybe that makes me a coward, I’m just scared of anything changing or anyone being mad at anyone else and me being the cause of it.”

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