Whether you are getting ready to celebrate Emmanuel or Kwanzai or Boxing Day - this is a time of year where you are having dinner, snacks, cocktails or "light fare" with neighbors, business colleagues, family and friends. Everyone is sentimental about the past year and hopeful for the next year. It's the human condition. Even Scrooge is grateful for the good things he has in life and learns how to be kind to those less fortunate. Don't get scroogled - make sure your DNA collection is at a local facility where you can return with questions and possibly second tests.
The grandmas and aunts will be hugging and pinching all the new babies and young children. Sisters and brothers will be sizing each other up - sibling rivalry - is as old as, well the Bible. Uncles, Dads and Grandpops will be standing around the kitchen trying to "help" but really just getting the first taste of whatever is coming out of your oven. It's good to see them all together. Take a good look and be grateful - these people have been and probabily will be in your life- good times and bad.
Now - take a another look at the new baby, new niece, new nephew - who does he or she resemble in your family - there has to be the slightest resemblance to someone, from somewhere in your family. Ask your neighbor, who does she see in your new baby - sometimes it takes an outside eye to notice the difference.
Did your son return from his second year at college with his girlfriend and her baby - any resemblance? Did your daughter give birth this year but hasn't yet had the family party for the new baby. Grandparents are entitled to the correct information as much as the child and his/her aunts, uncles and cousins. Imagine bonding with a baby this Christmas only to find out on Easter that the child belongs to another family? Parentage or DNA Testing is a common tool used by everyone (not just television personalities) to confirm paternity and remove doubt from dads, families and even moms.
DNA Testing should be done by someone in your local community. If you have a question, or concern - 6 months after the DNA test make sure you can return to that person's office in your local community. This is not the time to be cheap - dimestore tests - return dimestore results - you will never really be satisfied or trust those results. You do not have to go stand in a family court in front of a family judge and be told when and where to have your DNA test. For such a private matter, don't you want confidentiality and peace of mind?
You also don't have to say anything until the celebration is over - then you can confidentially call the local DNA Lady - set up an appointment - our office or your private home - and have an accredited DNA test completed within 3 business days. Remove doubt and celebrate the New Year with peace of mind. If you are participating in a DNA test, be sure to bring identification.