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.
NOTE: This book was originally self-published in 2012. It was republished by Familus on 9/28/17. The new edition includes a Beginners Guide to DNA Testing and some additional photos.
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards named this book as one of the top independently published memoirs in 2013.
Midwest Book Reviews says the book is 'impressively informative, exceptionally well written, an inherently fascinating and compelling read from beginning to end... an extraordinary account."
Kirkus Reviews calls the book "An engaging, page-turning memoir that thoughtfully puts together the pieces of a family puzzle."
The new edition is now available in many bookstores. If your local bookstore does not have it, ask them to order it.
Richard Hill’s groundbreaking use of DNA testing in adoption search was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. He was the first known case of an adoptee finding his birth family through genetic genealogy DNA tests.
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.