Adoption and DNA Surprises

The science of genetics, pioneered by Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him), shows that the differences we see in people are from a relatively small number of genetic variations. One may think that people from opposite parts of the globe would have radically different DNA. Nope.

What is featured below contains an interesting story about how a Christian couple adopted two children from Asia. There were several instances of Providence involved, as well as love. In addition, this family agreed to have some DNA testing — with surprising results.

People of European descent adopted Asian children into their family, then agreed to DNA testing for research. The results shocked them and supported biblical creation science.
Family in sunset, Pixabay / Gerd Altmann
The parents are of European descent and the adopted children are from East Asia. The differences in the mitochondrial DNA tests were surprisingly small. This fits with what they Bible tells us: We are all descendants of Adam and Eve, and that there are no races. We also see even more evidence that the world was created recently.
At some point in your life, you’ve probably wondered about your heritage. . . . Thanks to recent advances in DNA testing and extensive worldwide participation, you just might be able to find some answers.

Amid the piles of graphs and data you’ll receive from DNA testing companies, one little detail won’t be highlighted. But it’s even more amazing than finding a king (or outlaw!) in your closet. What if these tests show that your heritage—and everyone else’s—traces back to Noah’s family?

It’s not as far-fetched as it might sound. Noah was a real person, with three boys who married three women who became the mothers of all people on earth (Genesis 9:19). Did they pass down distinct DNA, which we can detect today?

Geneticists at Answers in Genesis . . . wanted to find out.

To read the entire article (or listen to the audio by my favorite reader), see "Are We Really That Different?" On a higher level, Christians are adopted as children of God, and loved — despite our differences.