FINDING YOUR ROOTS
As we hear from more and more of our CHI adoptees requesting help in searching for their birth families, we at Children’s Hope decided to start in helping them.
First, we looked at our reliable and capable partners in China. Over ten years ago, Children’s Hope China started to work with one agency specializing in reuniting lost children with their families in China. It is called Baby Go Home and is currently headed by Ms Zhangbaoyan. Baby Go Home is an NGO recognized by both the government and volunteers and families as the best agency in the field. Melody Zhang and Ms Zhangbaoyan became close allies in many rescuing efforts.
Baby Go Home currently has built a birth parents data base of over 2000 Chinese families. With consent, each case is matched against that and,is assigned to a local volunteer in and utilize their local network to search for client’s family. Baby Go Home and its volunteers do not charge any fees for their search.
Genegle (https://get.genegledna.com/xunqina) is the DNA company Baby Go Home recommended to us in 2019. Genegle is China’s premier DNA testing laboratory.
Since 2006, Genegle has tested more than one million DNA samples. They are China’s first AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) accredited relationship testing laboratory. Genegle’s results are recognized by the United States and Chinese governments for legal purposes. Results delivered in less than 2 weeks. The fee for a DNA profile is $99.
Children’ s Hope will assist you in this journey. Our US and China team will provide travel, coordination service as needed.
A CHI adoptee support group will be formed as more adoptees join in this journey.
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