Email to Close Match

This is for those of you who took DNA tests, and are matched as a parent and child, a sibling or some other very close relative like a grandparent.

This is NOT for cousins or distant cousins.


As you may know, (DNA test website) has identified us as being (relationship such as parent and child). These results lead me to believe that you are my birth (relationship). I was born on (date of birth) in (hospital name) Hospital. I was adopted by a couple from (city, state) through (adoption agency or private adoption). Because I was adopted I knew very little about my birth mother or birth family. I hoped that I would one day connect with a close relative; I never imagined it would be you.

 As a child I lived in (area) (add in some positive sounding general info regarding married/children/grandchildren, occupation, just a short description).

 As I am now getting older it has become increasing important to me that I obtain my biological family medical history. I need to know this for myself and my descendants. I am hopeful you will be willing to share this information with me.

 The fact that you have also tested your DNA gives me hope that you will be open to some form of contact. I don’t wish to upset anyone’s lives and I realize that this must be quite overwhelming for you right now. I imagine that it is quite possible you weren’t expecting to find me at the top of your match list. I am hoping that you’re pleased to have found me.

 I would very much like to speak with you. My home phone number is (phone number). My cell phone number is (cell #). Please feel free to call me at any time. If you’re interested you can find me on Facebook as (profile name).

I have never met anyone who resembles me so I am including photos of me in case you can see some resemblance. I’ve also included a photo of each of my children.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warm Regards,

(Your Name)