Birth Family Search
Helping Adoptees, Donor Children, Foundlings,
and Cases of Unknown Parentage
Even if you have no information to start with other than DNA test results,
Missing Link DNA can find your birth parents.
Let the power of DNA work for you!
Let us be your guide from the beginning to the close of your search for birth family.
We have solved a variety of searches, from simple to complex, but every search for birth family is different. Contact us today for a free consultation and we can talk about your search needs.
Regardless of your story, we can promise understanding, discretion, and a privacy level that fits your needs.
Who do you help?
We help anyone 18 or over who is looking for a birth parent and has taken an Ancestry DNA test or has test results pending. If you were born outside of the United States, please check with us to see if we are able to assist you on your search in the country of your birth.
Due to privacy and state/country laws, we do not search for or on behalf of anyone under the age of 18.
Where do I start?
If you were adopted, see our help page: Resources for Adoptees with information on where to begin your search. If adoption is not your story, an Ancestry DNA test is the best place to begin.
What will you do for me?
We will help you with every step of the search process such as:
- DNA results analysis
- Tree building
- Contacting birth family
- Provide DNA charts to show how we arrived at our results
- Provide you with regular updates as information presents itself
- Provide you with recommendations of who to contact or where to look for more information
- Help you get the final proof you need to confirm relationships
Will you find family members other than parents for me?
If you are looking for siblings, cousins, an aunt or uncle, etc., it is best to hire someone with private investigation experience. We will not be able to help you with this type of search. However, we will help you find additional family members related to your newly found birth parents whenever possible.
Will you do everything?
Although we can help you every step of the way on your search, we may ask you to reach out to DNA matches to ask for information, to obtain needed documents, or to complete similar small tasks. However, the more you wish to do on your own, the faster we can find the answers you are looking for together.
How much does this service cost?
Our introductory price is $300 per birth parent. This cost includes your search from beginning to end which includes up to 15 hours of work. We ask you to pay 50% of the fee before the search begins.
If the search takes longer than 15 hours, you will then be charged a discounted hourly rate. Most searches take 15 hours or less.
Do I pay even if you don’t find my birth parent?
It is rare that we are unable to find a result. But if that does happen, you will be asked to pay the entire fee because you are paying for a great deal of research that was already completed. Even if we are unable to give you the answer you are looking for, we will provide you with a large amount of information about your biological family tree.
Note: If we begin your search and realize we may be facing the rare situation mentioned above, we will notify you immediately and allow you to decide how to proceed. In this case, we can discuss a change in the fee.
Note: We may only be able to narrow your tree down to the grandparents. This means we are unable to confirm between three possible siblings. We consider this to be a positive result.
Note: If the fee for this search may be difficult for you, please ask about a payment plan.