Finding Family

An Adopted Man's Search for Roots
and the Secrets Revealed in His DNA

Finding Family is Richard Hill’s true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his birth.

This highly suspenseful book is a page-turning saga of personal detective work that will appeal to anyone who loves a good mystery.

But this isn't fiction. It’s an engrossing account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records.

This fascinating quest—including the author's landmark use of DNA testing—takes readers on an exhilarating roller-coaster ride and concludes with a twist that rivals anything Hollywood has to offer.


Praised by Experts

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards named this book as one of the top independently published memoirs in 2013.

Kirkus Reviews calls the book "An engaging, page-turning memoir that thoughtfully puts together the pieces of a family puzzle."

Where to Buy Finding Family

The printed book, in 6 x 9 trade paperback format, can be ordered directly from the publisher, Createspace. It is also available from Amazon.com and the Barnes & Noble web site.

Electronic versions for any eBook reader, tablet, or computer can be downloaded immediately from Smashwords. The Kindle edition is also available at Amazon.com.

Note that Amazon can provide free Kindle reading apps for any computer, tablet or smartphone. Check the Kindle Store on Amazon for downloads.

The book is also available from platform-specific sites such as Apple's iBookstore.

Readers in West Michigan can walk into any of the Schuler Books stores in Grand Rapids and buy the book off the shelf. Anyone can order it from their web site.

European readers can order the book from Amazon UK and other Amazon Europe sites. The book is only available in English.


A Free Preview


Those who wish to sample the book before buying can download the first 20% of the book for free at Smashwords.


About the Author

Richard Hill’s groundbreaking use of DNA testing in adoption search was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Richard’s educational web site DNA-Testing-Adviser.com makes genetic genealogy understandable to all.

Now retired from careers in science and marketing, Richard is a member of the the Genealogical Speakers Guild and gives talks on DNA testing, primarily in Michigan where he lives. Presentations in other areas can be arranged.


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