Mystery of abandoned babies has bittersweet ending

UBC sociology professor Wendy Roth spoke to the Vancouver Sun about the exponential growth of ancestry DNA websites since they first became public in 2003.

She cited her research that found success in finding one’s birth families is not typical.

“It’s all about luck. It’s about who happened to take the test and who happened to take the test with that particular company and also opted in to view their matches,” said Roth.

The story also appeared in the Times Colonist.