A young man has revealed how an affordable DNA kit brought his family to its knees after exposing dark secrets that were buried for decades.
The 19-year-old man in question revealed that he bought a $100 DNA test kit for himself and his dad only to find out that his dad wasn’t his biological father.
“We got our results back a few days ago and I went into the DNA relatives section to check out my matches. At the top it listed my dad as only sharing 29.2 percent DNA with me and being predicted to be a half-brother, which is impossible,” he wrote.
“This didn’t make sense to me since we also shared a paternal haplogroup and we just look so alike, so he was definitely my father.”
Further deepening the sensitive matter was the fact that the teen also shared nearly 25 percent of DNA with his alleged cousin even though cousins typically only share around 12 percent of DNA.
“I couldn’t think of a genetic relationship that would explain what I was seeing and I had doubts in the accuracy of the percentages. The shared percentages are extremely accurate and highly unlikely to be false,” he continued.
“The only realistic explanation for what I was seeing was that my uncle, my cousin’s father and my dad’s brother, is my father. Reality hit me in the face like a flying bag of bricks.
“All the dots lined up and I felt a sense of loss. I sat in my room for an hour just in shock and then I had a feeling of anger come over me. I needed some answers.”
After his shocking find, the 19-year-old confronted his mother and accused her of cheating on his dad.
While the woman initially denied the allegations, she eventually broke down into tears and pleaded with her son not to tell his dad about it.
Infuriated and upset by his mother’s lies, the teenager decided to call his ‘cousin’ and tell her they were half-siblings. He also decided to let his father in on his mother’s secret.
“For the next few hours, I heard my entire family fall apart outside my door. My parents got into a heated argument and my grandparents rushed over to see what was going on,” he concluded.
“My aunt-in-law and uncle-turned-dad showed up shortly later and I’m pretty sure I heard my dad and David get into some physical fight. Utter chaos.
“I feel like s*** – I know it’s not my fault but I can’t help feeling that this is all because of me. If I had spent my birthday money on something else, none of this would have happened, but another part of me is glad to know the truth.”
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