Maternity DNA Test
To confirm the mother of a baby or child—for immigration, adoption, and more.
Are You My Mother?
Maternity DNA testing determines whether the woman tested is the biological mother of the child tested. It works like a DNA paternity test, except this analysis compares a child’s DNA profile with their mother’s. Even if the father is not tested, DDC can prove conclusively whether or not the child’s DNA matches the mother. The report is posted to your secure online account 1-2 business days after all samples have been received at the lab. Contact our experts today for a free consultation.
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Not sure if you need an at-home or legal test? Our knowledgeable case specialists can help determine the best option for your unique situation.
Reasons to get a Maternity DNA Test
- Proving a maternal relationship for immigration
- Resolving controversy that sometimes occurs in hospital nurseries
- Providing life-long peace of mind after returning home from hospital
- Proving an adoptee’s relationship with their biological mother
- Confirming accuracy in cases of in-vitro fertilization
Testing Options for Maternity DNA Testing
Legal: Legal test results can be submitted to immigration agencies or court as legal proof of maternity. DDC coordinates DNA-sample collection at a location near you. The professional collector then compiles all identification, completes paperwork for the test, and sends the package to DDC for testing.
Personal Knowledge: If you need the test results solely for peace of mind and not for legal reasons, you have the option to collect your DNA at home and send it to DDC for testing. Keep in mind results are not court-admissible.
TIP: If you think you may need results for court in the future, we suggest you do a legal test in the first place so you only have to test once.
More about this Test
Q: Can a maternity DNA test be used for immigration?
A: Yes, a maternity DNA test can be used for immigration to the United States. Once you have the necessary forms from UCIS, call us at 800.681.7162. A DDC immigration expert sets up a DNA-collection appointment for the petitioner in the United States at a convenient time and place. The embassy or consulate in the foreign country takes care of DNA collection for the beneficiary. Once testing is complete, DDC ships DNA-testing results directly to the requesting immigration office.
Q: How long does a maternity DNA test take?
A: Once all samples have been received at the lab, results for a maternity test are posted to a secure online account in just 2 business days. Next-day and same-day results are also available for an additional fee—call one of our experts at 800-681-7162 for requirements.
Q: Where is DNA collected for a maternity test?
A: When doing a home test for peace of mind and personal knowledge, you collect your own DNA at home, using the collection kit we send you. For legally-admissible testing, one of our specialists sets up a witnessed DNA-collection appointment on your behalf at an approved facility near you.
Q: Can we get DNA collected for a maternity test in different locations?
A: Yes, you can definitely get DNA collected in separate locations. We understand that not all test participants live in the same area, so one of our specialists will either (1) send DNA-collection materials to separate addresses for a home test or (2) make appointments on your behalf at separate DNA-collection facilities for a legal test.