– How much did you weight at birth?
– Do you have an identical twin?
– Do you have any biological brothers or sisters?
– Did your mother have problems with allergies while she was pregnant with you?
– Did your mother smoke while she was pregnant with you?
– For how long did your mother breastfeed you? Your best guess is fine.
– Do you know anything about the ancestral origins, such as birthplace or ethnicity, of these biological relatives? Please check the ones for whom you do.
– Have any of your first-degree biological relatives (i.e., parents, children, siblings) been diagnosed with type II diabetes?
– Have any of your first-degree biological relatives (e.g., children, parents, siblings) had a heart attack?
– Has your biological father/mother had any of these? (list of medical conditions follow)
Most of the time I don’t even remember that I was adopted in Mexico in a closed adoption (meaning there is no available information about my birth parents or family).
Because of this, I finally decided to do the 23 and me DNA, Ethnicity and Carrier Status reports for $200. Just a couple weekends ago I sent in a little tube, a bunch of spit. It was gross.
Now I’ll wait for many weeks to find out more about myself. Unfortunately, this test won’t answer any of the questions that stumped me, but I’m hopeful to at least learn about important carrier status details.