Questions to Ask
Suggested questions to ask Richard Hill when interviewing him about his new book, Finding Family.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BOOK
- Why did you write this book?
- What kind of reaction are you getting from readers?
- How did you discover that you were adopted?
- Why did your parents choose to keep your adoption a secret?
- Why did you choose not to confront your parents about your adoption?
- Did you ever wonder about your ethnic background?
- How did you learn that you had a brother?
- What were the first steps you took in searching for your mother and brother?
- Did you and your adopted mother ever talk about your adoption?
- What drove you to search so long for your birth father?
- How did you learn the name of the man your mother named as your father?
- How did DNA testing help you in your search?
- At what point did you discover a passion for genealogy?
- Did you make any major mistakes in your search?
- What’s it like to have so many new relatives in your life?
- Where can readers buy your book?
QUESTIONS ABOUT DNA TESTING
- What is genetic genealogy?
- Why do genealogists get into DNA testing?
- What are the major types of genetic genealogy tests?
- Are there DNA tests that you don’t recommend?
- What is the first step someone should take who wants to get started with genetic genealogy testing?
- How much does it cost for a genetic genealogy test?
- What can DNA testing tell you about the health issues you inherited?
QUESTIONS ABOUT ADOPTEES SEARCHING FOR ROOTS
- What drives so many adoptees to search for their biological families?
- Are men or women more likely to search?
- What are the biggest challenges facing adoptees who want to identify their biological families?
- Is searching for birth families easier now than it was when you started?
- How can DNA testing help adoptees get around sealed records and false information?
- Are most birth parents happy to be found by the children they gave up for adoption?
- Why did so many states decide to seal adoption records?
- Should adult adoptees be able to see their original birth certificates?
- How should adult adoptees go about contacting birth families?
- What should an adoptee expect from his or her birth family?
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