A team of knowledgeable genealogists, citizen scientists, geneticists and IT professionals knew that advances in DNA technology may be able to help those who were seeking unknown family members. A methodology was developed and is constantly being revised and updated as new developments in DNA research are discovered. In 2012, DNAGedcom.com was born under the direction of Rob Warthen, an IT professional and a Director of Product Development for an information technology solutions firm. We now bring you DNAAdoption.com. In 2015 DNAadoption and DNAGedcom became separate entities in order to provide more concentrated service to the community. Our main goal is to help others find those unknown ancestors. Success in using DNA is now becoming a more common event, especially for adoptees. A new world of adoptee searching is gaining momentum and we expect we will also see new discoveries in the world of genealogy as well.
Patty Drabing, President
Patty, an adoptee, a volunteer Search Angel. She is the President of DNAadoption.com. She helps adoptees and birth families through the search and reunion process. She is also involved in helping those that have had DNA testing navigate their results. She owns yahoo adoption search and reunion groups, AdoptionSearchAngels, EMLA, AFS_Archives, Heavens_Helpers and Searching_in_Texas She also moderates BoothBabyAdoptionRegistry, CASR, Finding-in-Florida, Homesteadadoption, NWASR, Soaring Angels and AdoptionDNA_Tools. She's an avid genealogist and spends many hours in libraries and courthouses doing research. is associated with a well known Private Investigation firm. She donates many hours of her time to DNAadoption She also has a background in real estate, sales and marketing.
Karin Corbeil, Vice President
Karin is an adoptee in reunion after searching for her family for 30 years. She was New York City born and raised. Her current home is in Salem, South Carolina. She attended Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY and Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA with post graduate courses in DNA and Biochemistry at Clemson University, Clemson, SC. A mother of 3, grandmother of 3, her husband Paul is retired from Invesco/Aim Investments. She is the former Cash Manager for H. H. Robertson; Vice President, RPM Construction, a subsidiary of H. H.Robertson; and was International Accounting Manager for Alex Brown. She currently manages the classes presented here, was Co-developer of the Methodology, works as a search angel, and is a partner in DNAGedcom.
Mark Hyman, Treasurer & Secretary
Mark is an adoptee in partial reunion, still searching for his birth father and other relatives through genetic genealogy. He serves as a member of the DNAAdoption Board of Directors and as Secretary for the corporation. In his professional life, Mark is a senior counsel at AbbVie, Inc. in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he focuses on biotechnology patent law. He previously served as an assistant general counsel at Human Genome Sciences in Rockville, Maryland. Mark holds a JD from the University of Houston and a BS in Biological Sciences (concentrating in Genetics) from Cornell University.
Mark was born in Albany, New York, raised in nearby Columbia County, New York, and currently resides in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, where he also is involved in municipal government. He is the father of an 11 year old son; his wife Carolyn is a special education advocate and former paralegal. When not building out family trees, you might find Mark at the racetrack with his Ariel Atom, scuba diving, downhill skiing, or just catching up with a book."
Diane Harman-Hoog, Director of Education for DNAadoption and Co-Developer of Methodolgy used by DNAadoption.com
Redmond Washington and Boulder Colorado
BA University of California - East Bay also part of work at University of California, Berkeley
MBA Finance and Computer Information Systems Unversity of Colorado, Boulder
Mother of four, grandmother of 12, husband, Carl, retired from Boeing
Worked at System Development Corporation, Highline Financial and Leasing Services, Boeing Information Services, Novell and Microsoft
Retired from Microsoft.
Interests: history, geography, genealogy, floral photography
She was the first president of DNAadoption but retired for health reasons