Home DNA kits may lead to litigation

The developments in DNA and the readily available “DIY kits” may lead to a new wave of litigation as legacy adoptions are investigated.

In Ireland a 71 year old woman and her “daughter” took a DNA test and discovered that the mother had been given the wrong baby back by a religious order over 50 years ago.  It came to light following revelations that St Patricks Guild in Dublin had incorrectly registered over 100 births and the investigations into the organisation continue.  As investigations proceed and more people take tests that number is likely to grow.  It was as a result of the scandal that this lady and her “daughter” decided to take the DNA test.

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