Nathalie Vooijs The Netherlands
"In 1998 I started my search for relatives. I didn’t have high hopes because I was found in a park in Incheon with no information at all. After eight years of searching, I didn't find any results. I didn't know what to do anymore, so my last attempt was to contact KSS again. I told them about a vague memory/dream I had when I was young. The shock was immense when I received a reply from KSS….my memory/dream about a younger sister was probably true as I was found with another girl in the park. KSS emailed me the name of the girl and also informed me that the girl was sent to The Netherlands for adoption. I saw my arrival list and there she was….she had arrived on the same airplane as I did. Two days later we met each other.
Last year we got two FTDNA kits. And the results confirmed our suspicions…that we were indeed sisters. Maybe in the future we might find more biological family!
"For over 50 years I've wondered who my birth parents were, and now with advances in DNA testing and the search assistance from 325KAMRA. I have found my biological father's family.
My initial DNA testing was with a 23andMe DNA kit, gifted through the Thomas Park Clement DNA Kit Project. I was advised to test using an AncestryDNA kit and with their database a DNA second cousin match was found. So an ancestry tree was built using my DNA matches.
The 325KAMRA Search Volunteers assisted in my search and an unbelievable event occurred: in less than 24 hours they identified my biological father's family!
I would encourage everyone to DNA test to help your chances to identify your biological family, and in turn, you will be helping others in their search because this will increase everyone's chances."
Arne Sture Skaar, Bergen, Norway
"I am now officially one whole human being."
I was adopted to Norway in 1977 and have been actively searching for my birth parents and birth brother for 13 years without any success. Along the way, I endured some disappointing experiences and was real close to calling the search off. Then I was lucky enough to find 325KAMRA and to get help from their great staff. I received a free DNA kit from them, donated by Thomas Park Clement. What can I say, just 15 weeks later, thanks to 325KAMRA's search angels and their great effort, my “appa” was located in the USA! 325KAMRA helped introducing us to each other and even set up everything for a meeting. I`ve even been visiting him with great joy. How can I ever boast or repay these great people enough for their effort, support, motivation and result. Forever grateful to Thomas Park Clement and the whole 325KAMRA team, you guys made me whole again!
VANCE ALLEN Alexandria, VA, USA
Vår Benum Tromsø, Norway
"I stumbled upon 325KAMRA's website where they promoted free DNA kits to adoptees. I had never thought about the possibility of finding biological relatives through DNA and thought the chance would be a drop in the ocean. But I did it anyway. Two months after taking the test, I was told that the chances of identifying my biological father were great because of DNA matches with two second cousins. About three months into the process, 52 years afters my arrival to Norway, my biological father was confirmed though a DNA test taken by a half brother who lived halfway around the world from me. I never thought this imaginable."
Peggy Rose Webster, WA USA.
Siblings live in Seymour, Missouri
"I was adopted as an infant in Seoul, South Korea. I did not know I was adopted until I was 14. My mother who adopted me was a Korean National and my father who adopted me was American. My story stayed like this until 2015 when I met the founders of 325KAMRA. I learned from them that I might find through DNA testing more about the mystery of my biological roots. Guess what? They were right! I did. In 2016 I met my paternal 4 biological 1/2 siblings. It has been the most important step of faith I have ever taken...I've found the step of trusting family ties are worth learning about.
Cathrine Toft Bergen, Norway
“I have no family information in my adoption files….no luck in finding anything. I have been searching and asking people for advice and help but nothing yet. I gave up, and I thought there was no hope left for me. Then I read about 325KAMRA and the amazing work they do. I thought that it could not be "so easy,” especially when everything I had tried before was so difficult. But why not give it a chance? I was skeptical and did not want to have any high hopes. But I sent my DNA kit back. In a month I got my results. 16 matches in day one! It changed my life in so many ways. Thank you 325KAMRA for giving so many people around the world a possibility to try one last time...and a chance to be amazed.”
325KAMRA is happy to report that Catherine reunited with her biological parents in 2019 through the help of a television documentary in Korea. Their relationship was confirmed via DNA testing through the Korean National Police.
Dianna Anderson Hould Malta, MT USA
Dianna Anderson Hould Malta, MT USA
"Last year (2017) I found my biological father and my half sister thru the use of DNA. Some people that have not lived the lives of an adoptee can't understand the importance of how discovering this information fills an empty spot in our hearts and lives."
Kyung Eun Davidson Silverton, OR USA
"I had given up on ever finding my mom since my birth father and Holt International were intentionally keeping us apart. Luckily, my mom did not give up and asked 325KAMRA for a DNA test after the organization was featured on Korean T.V. I uploaded my DNA on a whim and within 36 hours I was talking to my mom. We were recently reunited, and I was welcomed by my mother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. My mom only discovered I had been relinquished 20 years after the fact, and had been trying to find me ever since. I cannot begin to describe how it feels to have finally found my mom, and to know that I was always loved and wanted."