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Genetic Testing & Me | Part 1: Why You're Testing

  • 01/23/2021
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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A  4-Part Series for the Chinese Adoption Community


  • To share information and demystify genetic testing in its risks, benefits, and results.
  • To share personal experiences with genetic testing in the Chinese adoption community.
  • To explore different thoughts, expectations, and outcomes.
  • This is NOT about searching specifically.

Saturday Afternoons, 3:00 - 4:30pm Eastern Time

  • January 23  |  Part 1: WHY You're Testing (or Not)
  • January 30  |  Part 2: HOW You're Testing
  • February 13  | Part 3: WHERE You're Testing
  • February 20  |  Part 4: Fishbowl & Open Discussion

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  • MEMBER Chinese Adoptee  | session: $5, series: $15
  • MEMBER  Adoptive Parent or Supporter |  session: $10, series: $30
  • NON MEMBER Adoptee  | session: $10, series: $30
  • NON MEMBER Adoptive Parent or Supporter |  session: $15, series: $45

There are 4 sessions in this series.

If you want to register for the series, please do so by indicating a GUEST in your registration. You will see the additional charge. (This is admittedly a bit clunky, but it's the easiest way to do this via our event platform without having you register multiple times.) 

If you do want to invite others to join, please have them register independently. There will be a zoom waiting room and we will be checking names from registration.

You will receive a few reminder emails and a zoom link will be provided in one a day before the event. There will not be refunds. There will not be recordings.

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Below are details for Part 1, please visit FCCNY.ORG to find info on the rest of the series.

Part 1: WHY You're Testing (or Not)

January 23, 3:00 - 4:30pm Eastern Time

The first half of the session will be discussion among the panelists, followed by Q&A with attendees.

Questions we hope to explore:

  • What considerations should you keep in mind when thinking about genetic testing?
  • What do you hope to find? What are your expectations?
  • What do you do with new found information?
  • What do you do if you don’t find anything?
  • Whose decision is it? at what age?


Maya Bergamasco

Maya (she/her) is a librarian and transracial Chinese adoptee. For two years, she worked as a community organizer for the Boston / New England chapter of China's Children International (CCI). Her academic interests include critical data studies, user instruction, and community engagement.

Patti Kubota

Patti is a 19 year old Chinese adoptee who is currently an undergraduate nursing student. She found an older biological sister through the genetic testing site, 23andMe in August of 2018. Her hobbies include volunteering for nonprofits, painting, writing, learning about philosophy, and instagramming. Patti hopes to eventually end up in the field of law.

Robyn Park, LMFT

Robyn Joy Park is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who wholeheartedly dedicates her practice to serving children, adolescents & families particularly touched by foster care and/or adoption. As a transracial Korean adoptee, Robyn’s personal participation in post-adoption services including teen groups, mentor & mentee programs, living abroad in Korea, navigating birth family search & reunion experiences, and DNA testing have all deeply influenced and informed much of her professional perspectives.

Chinese Adoptee Alliance
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and allies.
"C double A", formerly FCCNY.

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2300 18th St NW Lobby
Washington, DC 20009 

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