Are you searching for your biological family?
We are a nonprofit search angel organization dedicated to the assistance of individuals seeking to identify their biological parent(s) using DNA interpretation, mapping, and extensive research. For clients struggling with news of a Non Paternal Event (NPE, also referred to as Not Parent Expected), donor conception, or adoption, we offer support and fellowship in our private online group. Services to help identify birth parents come at no cost to you, other relatives may require a fee.
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In an effort to promote family connections, we support, guide, and assist adults searching to accurately identify their biological family through analyzing DNA results.
Many DNA Discoveries Can Bring Up Hidden Trauma
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-272-8255
National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264
National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741
You are not alone. We recommend author Leeanne R. Hay’s book NPE* A STORY GUIDE FOR UNEXPECTED DNA DISCOVERIES to everyone as a resource.
Additionally, if you are donor conceived, we also recommend UPROOTED by author Peter Boni. They can be purchased from Amazon here:
DNAngels' Cases Solved
Meet our Volunteer Team
Our Intake Specialists (IS) have assumed the responsibility of making sure each of our potential clients begins their experience with DNAngels feeling assured they are in good hands. As they walk you through the first steps, you will see that these volunteers are welcoming and supportive. They are the unofficial Welcome Committee!
Enjoli Deleon had always known that the man who raised her was not her biological dad, after all, he had adopted her when she was 4 years old. However, she was not expecting that the …
Cindy Billingsley Arocha
Cindy considers herself an outgoing introvert. She likes spending time with people but enjoys being at home with her family more. Cindy lives outside of San Antonio, Texas with her husband and two dogs, aka …
Nickie is a native of Highland County, Ohio where she and her twin sister, Tessa, grew up on the family farm. Nickie is Donor Conceived, and like a fair number of our DNAngels volunteers, she …
Lisa Delu Vavrick
Born and raised in Pittsburg, PA, Lisa has always had a love for details, solving mysteries, identifing solutions, organizing, and tying up loose ends. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design in 1998, and …
Tammy is an Intake Specialist. She hails from Eastern Kentucky but currently resides on the west side of the state. She came to DNAngels first as a client and then became an Intake Specialist to …
Our talented Search Angels will work tirelessly to achieve exceptional results for you. Using DNA interpretation, mapping, and extensive research, they will keep you updated on the status of your case from beginning to end. Each one of our Search Angels appreciates active participation from the client as they strive to find that one last clue that ties everything together so they can say “case closed”.
Laura is DNAngels’ Founder and Executive Director. She has more than a decade of experience in the high-paced world of Corporate Sales Management, where she won multiple awards for performance and technique. Laura also served …
Aimee Rose Haynes
Aimee is DNAngels’ Associate Director of Staffing and serves on the Board as Liaison to Staff, and she’s also a Lead Genetic Genealogist. Aimee comes to DNAngels with a medical background and was previously an …
Kelly Grace Hickey
Kelly Grace is DNAngels Associate Director of Administration and serves the Board as Secretary. She is a native of the Midwest, having grown up in Ohio and Wisconsin. She grew up knowing that she was …
Kate Penney Howard
Kate is the Director of Human Resources and Genetic Genealogist. She is a full-time pastor, wife, and mother. She is not an adoptee or NPE, but her generous spirit and talent for interpreting DNA started …
Heidi is a Case Manager and Genetic Genealogist. Heidi is blessed to have her most pleasurable pastimes also become her life’s pursuit. She truly loves to search, then solve. She will diligently search until she …
Rachel Kiley Trout
Rachel is a Genetic Genealogist and Case Manager. She is a New England girl at heart, born and raised in a suburb of Boston. Rachel’s father was the youngest of 17 children born to two …
Ashlee is a Search Angel and Research Team Lead. Ask her husband, sister, children, or nieces, and nephews, and they will tell you that Mommy/Auntie is always right! It’s not that she has to be right, …
Katharine Saunders is a Search Angel and Assistant Team Lead for Research and is the third generation of women in her family to research her own family lines. Before the days of the internet, her …
Jennifer Schweibinz is a Genetic Genealogist. Jennifer found her love for Genealogy when she stumbled across an old family secret. As she rolled up her sleeves and tapped into her Jersey Girl stubbornness, she relentlessly worked …
Renee Kraft is the Project Manager for the Amerasian Program, helping children born to American Soldiers serving in Southeast Asia identify their American families. Renee became interested in genealogy at a very young age. She …
Monia Pezzi is a Genetic Genealogist. Her special skill with DNAngels is identifing parents for adoptees. When she isn’t working on identifing biological parents, she serves as an Accounts Payable Specialist for a large nonprofit …
CIndy Olson McQuay
Cindy Olson McQuay is a Search Angel. Cindy was adopted at 3 months and has always known. She has always had the desire to know her story, identity, and medical history. Trying to get her …
Leeanne R Hay
DNAngels is pleased to welcome Leeanne R Hay to our team as a Brand Ambassador. She is the perfect partner to collaborate with for various projects to bring our dual message to our joint communities. …
Lara Schultz is a Search Angel. Her interest in genealogy began in elementary school as she spent hours with her grandfather writing out her family tree and interviewing his very large Italian immigrant family. This …
Lauren is a Search Angel and Intake Specialist. Her interest in genetic genealogy began with her own journey of searching for her biological father. She dove into this mystery head first and immersed herself into …
Amy Groessl is Search Angel. She grew up in rural West Michigan and has lived in Chicago for most of her adult life. As an adoptee, Amy became interested in researching her biological lineage as …
Kim Reichelt is a Search Angel. By day, she is a management consultant who builds mathematical simulation models to solve strategic problems. This skill set served her well when she discovered genetic genealogy after her …
Linda Grinnell is a Search Angel. She has been a genealogist since she was in her twenties and well before the advent of DNA testing. Since she had already helped a number of friends and …
Marcie Smith Garnett
Marcie Smith Garnett is a Search Angel. She has been researching genetic genealogy for over 30 years. A midwestern girl, Marcie is a 5th generation Nebraskan, with ties to the state since the 1870s. Her …
Why Choose DNAngels?
We never charge to find a biological parent. We use skilled genetic genealogist and “Search Angels”. We strive to reunite families in a confidential, professional, and compassionate manner. Over 70% of our cases are solved in 1 week or less!
“The Angels have helped two of my family members. So kind, smart, fast and all around the best people I have had the honor to be associated with. Thank You Victoria, Laura and Ashley. You three are to kind for words. I am still amazed at you perfect work. Yes, PERFECT. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
– Debbie Morrison
“I definitely would recommend the DNAngels; they basically found my birth mother with in one day with not much to go on. It was very exciting by the end of the day to know my biological Mom’s name as well as I have two sisters and maybe a brother on my mother’s side. They were friendly and very helpful. Laura and Ashley were amazing, thank you.”
– Amy Provost
“We have been searching for years to try to find my husband’s biological father and hit nothing but road blocks. In just a couple of weeks, DNAngels were able to accomplish what we never dreamed possible!! I cannot express how grateful we are to your organization. You do amazing, selfless, beautiful work and you’ve changed our lives!!”
– Nicole Atchison
News & Events
Stay up-to-date on our latest articles, press releases, and what we are doing to serve and bring change to our community.
May Volunteer of the Month
This Month’s Volunteer of the Month is someone we have recognized before, but she is so amazing, we could really recognize her EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. She wears so many hats, from overseeing all the new …
Volunteers of the Month – April 2023
The April 2023 Dnangels volunteers of the month are Robin Bowen and Linda Grinnell. Robin Bowen Early to bed, early to rise .. that’s our Robin Bowen. Assistant Research Team Lead Katharine Saunders says, “Robin …
Volunteers of the month – March 2023
The March 2023 Dnangels.org Volunteers of the month are Christine Brown and Lauren Nicole. Christine Brown Christine’s profile perhaps sums up her sense of humor the best, “Women are AngelsAnd when someone breaks our wings, …