I'm Nicole, an experienced genetic genealogist who has been reuniting adoptees with their birth families since 2015.
If you do not know the identity of one or both of your biological parents or grandparents and have taken an AncestryDNA test, chances are I can help you.
From my home in Auckland, New Zealand, I work for clients worldwide, with most of my cases based in the USA, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
As well as having experience across a broad range of locations, I am skilled at working with distant cousin matches and often solve unknown parentages cases my clients have been trying to figure out for years.
In New Zealand, I work closely with Rod Moratti, Licensed Investigator. Between us, we have successfully solved hundreds of adoption cases and have a combined skill set that ensures your case has the best chance of being solved.
The process begins with a free initial consultation. Click here to arrange yours.
During this initial phase, I analyse your DNA test results using purpose-built DNA analysis tools.
I then discuss the unique characteristics of your DNA results, including any foreseeable hurdles and whether your case is a candidate for this service.
This discussion can occur via Zoom video conference or email and is a great opportunity for you to ask questions.
If we both agree to proceed past the initial phase, I will work with your DNA matches' family trees to identify ancestors you have in common with them and build your biological tree from the top down.
Using this approach, I aim to identify the parents of your unknown parent (your biological grandparents).
This process does not require any close relatives to have taken a DNA test.
If your biological grandparents had more than one child of the appropriate sex and age, then testing close relatives would usually be required to determine which person in the sibling group is your biological parent.