Dutch man searches for hundreds of brothers and sisters | Entertainment News

2018-09-29T13:51:51+00:00 September 29th, 2018|

Eva van halen 34 from rotterdam went looking for his siblings after his parents told him he was donor conceived ada man from the netherlands hops that DNA tests will help him find up to 1000 other siblings that he never realized he had even OV an Halen from rotterdam was told five years ago by his parents that he was donor conceived and has already had genetic tests to identify his biological father and almost 60 half-brother and sisters in the netherlands [Music] however the 34 year old who works in IT believes they represent only a small part of his vast immediate family [Music] after his in…

Continue reading… al shop debt hearing his parents secret mr. Van Halen was curious to discover his biological father’s identity but could not obtain details from the donor clinic under anonymity rules like an increasing number of people who were donor conceived or adopted he turned to DNA testing companies that have databases of millions of customers genetic profiles [Music] he first took a 60 pounds test from Family Tree DNA which lists biological relatives who have also taken the test with the estimated relationship based on the proportion of shared DNA share this article share people share 50% err of their DNA with a parent and about 25% err with a half sibling for example [Music] after providing a swab of saliva mr. Van Halen was able to receive results online two months later and was fortunate that many relatives had also taken the test he told the time I found my biological father and forty two half-siblings right away he spoke to several half-siblings before taking the scary step of contacting his biological father but has since revealed shared interests including a love of puzzles he has already met a number of his half-siblings some of whom grew up close to him [Music] some of the others had known each other before they found out they were related and had almost dated that’s one reason this sort of knowledge is so important he said that one of the most interesting revelations for him was that his biological father’s father was from the former Dutch colony of Suriname in South America and of African heritage [Music] he never suspected he had non-european ancestry and said it was not obvious in his appearance however some of his siblings did not know their backgrounds until they were contacted by others but they said they were relieved to find out because they had felt that something wasn’t right