Off-the-books adoptees hope to find family via DNA

June 21, 2014 8:36 PM

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Off-the-books adoptees hope to find family via DNA

About 30 people showed up at a Tennessee motel on Saturday to give cheek-swab DNA samples as people adopted through a nearby Georgia clinic hope to identify biological relatives before time for reconnecting runs out.

With no records of their birth parents, DNA testing may be the only way to confirm biological links for some of the 200-plus infants handed off to new parents in the 1950s and '60s through the late Dr. Thomas Hicks' clinic in McCaysville, near the Tennessee-North Carolina line.

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