Maternity DNA testing determines the biological mother of a child. It’s much like a DNA paternity test, but compares a child’s DNA pattern with that of the mother. Children inherit half their DNA from their father, and half from their mother. Even if the father is not tested, DGM can prove conclusively whether or not the child’s DNA matches the mother.

Maternity DNA testing is often requested in the following situations:

-An adoptee is trying to prove his/her biological birth mother

-Proving a maternal relationship for immigration

-Confirming accuracy for in-vitro fertilization

-Resolving controversy that sometimes occurs in hospital nurseries