DNA can be a wonderful thing. It can bring together relatives. It can help find your long lost ancestors. It can even tell you where your ancestors came from. However, while finding out all this information can make some happy it can be hurtful to others.
A few days ago a man was on Facebook telling all his friends about finding his unknown half brother and sister. He was happy to find and meet them. I can understand that. Who wouldn’t like a story like that? He answered that question with his next thought, “I wonder what my mother will think when she learns she has a step son born exactly nine months after she gave birth to her first son and a step daughter after that?”
While I believe in telling the truth, I also believe there are times when it is best to keep your mouth shut.
There are other ways DNA can be hurtful. Can you imagine finding out you are adopted and were never told? What if you are not adopted but dear old dad is not related to you and he does not know.
The bottom line is you have to be prepared to accept the fact that you may find out something you would rather not know. At the same time you just may find someone you have been looking for you entire life. I chose to take a chance.