DNA May Offer Answers to Illegally Adopted Hicks Babies in Tennessee

June 21, 2014 10:15 PM

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DNA May Offer Answers to Illegally Adopted Hicks Babies in Tennessee

The Ocoee River Inn in Ducktown, Tennessee may be the finish line of a long journey to reunite families shattered by illegal adoptions. Free DNA swaps were offered today at the motel in an effort to provide answers to “Hicks Babies”.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. Thomas Hicks ran a clinic in McCaysville, Georgia, where he accepted anywhere from $100 to $1000 to relocate children in off-the-books adoptions. The children’s birth certificates listed the adoptive parents as their biological parents so any paper trail that could lead t...

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