Bini

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    Bini got a reaction from Sunday21 in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    I was gifted an Ancestry DNA kit and I just received my results back. It confirmed what I already suspected regarding my ethnicity -- I am 100% Philippines! Now, I am wanting to discover more of who I am but I'm not sure where to start because I'm adopted. To make things more complicated, my birth certificate does not list my biological parents because I was orphaned, so I literally have zero leads into finding close relatives. I did spend the $100 to unlock my matches and the closest relative is 4th Cousin; I looked at their family tree, and because I have no names to work with, it meant nothing to me. What does someone in my situation do?
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    Bini got a reaction from Jane_Doe in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    Thanks! I'm in and out, in and out
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    Bini reacted to anatess2 in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    Oh, and Bini... flights to the Philippines on EVA Air from certain parts of the US (IAH in Houston is one) is running for about $700 round-trip in March!
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    Bini reacted to NeuroTypical in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    BTW, Hi Bini!  Good to see you!
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    Bini reacted to anatess2 in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    The documented channels is more than likely not going to work for you.  In cases like these in the Philippines, your best shot is to go to that town and that hospital where you were adopted and start interviewing the entire town.  This is about the only way one can find things like these in the Philippines.  The good thing is... somebody giving up their baby is rare in most parts of the Philippines unless you were born in the Southernmost regions or in regions close to a US military base.  Chances are, a lot of townsfolks would remember the "tale of the baby left at the hospital". 
    And yes, @Just_A_Guy is right... there's a good chance you're going to find a cousin and that will give you an entire clan of relatives who all look like you!  It's amazing how sometimes, seeing a bunch of people with your features kinda gets you to make a lot of sense.  Like, oh, that's why I'm allergic to seafood...
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    Bini got a reaction from Sunday21 in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    I was gifted an Ancestry DNA kit and I just received my results back. It confirmed what I already suspected regarding my ethnicity -- I am 100% Philippines! Now, I am wanting to discover more of who I am but I'm not sure where to start because I'm adopted. To make things more complicated, my birth certificate does not list my biological parents because I was orphaned, so I literally have zero leads into finding close relatives. I did spend the $100 to unlock my matches and the closest relative is 4th Cousin; I looked at their family tree, and because I have no names to work with, it meant nothing to me. What does someone in my situation do?
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    Bini reacted to classylady in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    That is what I would do. I would email them and explain the situation. Right now, there may not be a close family match, but more and more people are getting their DNA done and, who knows, a close family match might just show up on Ancestry in the future.
    Best of luck to you, Bini. I’m hoping you can get some good results and that it won’t take years and years.
    BTW, I did my DNA with Ancestry. I have a lot of close matches, sister and 1st cousins, 2nd cousins, etc. it’s fascinating. I’m thinking that this may be a fairly new idea in the Philippines and not many people have started to request their DNA from there yet. Plus, the cost could be a deterrent. I wanted to do mine years earlier but could never justify the cost. My kit was also a gift. 
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    Bini got a reaction from MormonGator in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    I’m wanting to find relatives and complete my biological family tree. 
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    Bini got a reaction from MormonGator in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    That is why I wouldn’t meet any of them. Haha. I just want to find them online and complete my family lineage. 
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    Bini got a reaction from Sunday21 in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    I was gifted an Ancestry DNA kit and I just received my results back. It confirmed what I already suspected regarding my ethnicity -- I am 100% Philippines! Now, I am wanting to discover more of who I am but I'm not sure where to start because I'm adopted. To make things more complicated, my birth certificate does not list my biological parents because I was orphaned, so I literally have zero leads into finding close relatives. I did spend the $100 to unlock my matches and the closest relative is 4th Cousin; I looked at their family tree, and because I have no names to work with, it meant nothing to me. What does someone in my situation do?
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    Bini got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    JAG, I was adopted in the Philippines. I was found by a local and brought into a small “hospital” in a very small town. There was never any record of my bio mother or father. The signatures on my birth certificate are of the doctor and his wife who took charge of me, is how I understand it. 
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    Bini got a reaction from MormonGator in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    That is why I wouldn’t meet any of them. Haha. I just want to find them online and complete my family lineage. 
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    Bini got a reaction from MormonGator in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    That is why I wouldn’t meet any of them. Haha. I just want to find them online and complete my family lineage. 
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    Bini reacted to MormonGator in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    Yup. Met my entire biological family. 
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    Bini reacted to MormonGator in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    Sidenote-I was adopted through Catholic Charities, and I had nothing but problems with them as an adult trying to find my birth mother. I'm not alone, they don't have a good reputation when it comes to adult adoptees. I'm very, very glad that there are other options  available for people in my circumstances. 
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    Bini reacted to Just_A_Guy in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    Pshaw.  This is where you email the fourth cousin, and it turns out to be @anatess2, and you’re all set with as many family members as you can stand!  
    Were you adopted in the state of Utah?  Asking the court to unseal the record is usually the first step, but the procedure for that varies from state to state.  If you were adopted from foster care, you might also try a freedom-of-information request from the DCFS-equivalent agency; but that’s sort of a long shot.
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    Bini reacted to MormonGator in Help me with Ancestry DNA!   
    I'm adopted too! I went to my states office of vital records (I was living up north at the time) and they gave me the name of my birth mother. Does Utah have something like that? 
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    Bini got a reaction from Fether in Your advice to a member wants to court a non-member?   
    Ugh. Those are the worst kinds of Mormons. People aren’t projects. If I even get an inkling that is what he’s doing, I’ll be gone so fast. I don’t think it’s responsible to get involved with someone just because you want to change them.
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    Bini got a reaction from Vort in Your advice to a member wants to court a non-member?   
    Good to hear. Two babies but not quite baby-babies anymore. Oldest is 7 and youngest is 3! 
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    Bini reacted to Vort in Your advice to a member wants to court a non-member?   
    Pshaw. My oldest is 26, and I still call him my baby. In front of his wife, even.
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    Bini reacted to Maureen in Your advice to a member wants to court a non-member?   
    IIRC, Bini has a daughter and a son.
    M.
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    Bini got a reaction from Morgaine in Your advice to a member wants to court a non-member?   
    Thanks for your in-depth reply.
    I am fine with others choosing faith and attending church, however, as an atheist I have zero interest in participating in any extent. I suppose further discussion will need to be had if we decide to see each other again, but I don’t want to attend church services, but I am fine if he does. 
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    Bini got a reaction from Fether in Your advice to a member wants to court a non-member?   
    Ugh. Those are the worst kinds of Mormons. People aren’t projects. If I even get an inkling that is what he’s doing, I’ll be gone so fast. I don’t think it’s responsible to get involved with someone just because you want to change them.
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    Bini got a reaction from Fether in Your advice to a member wants to court a non-member?   
    Ugh. Those are the worst kinds of Mormons. People aren’t projects. If I even get an inkling that is what he’s doing, I’ll be gone so fast. I don’t think it’s responsible to get involved with someone just because you want to change them.
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    Bini got a reaction from Morgaine in Your advice to a member wants to court a non-member?   
    Thanks for your in-depth reply.
    I am fine with others choosing faith and attending church, however, as an atheist I have zero interest in participating in any extent. I suppose further discussion will need to be had if we decide to see each other again, but I don’t want to attend church services, but I am fine if he does.