Emmali and her mother reunite in Australia. (Photo courtesy of Emmanuelle)
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Adopted children find families through DNA testingFor the first 47 years of her life, Emmanuelle had little interest in searching for her biological parents. I didn't want them to think I would abandon them," she told The Daily Star.Even her first trip to Lebanon, in 2003, was not made in search of her biological family. Founded in 2013, Badael has advocated and worked for the rights of children separated from their biological families in Lebanon.The organization has worked in cases of separation both by force and by choice: It aids adoptees like Emmanuelle, but also focuses on cases of child trafficking. Emmanuelle's mother likewise supports the method and her daughter's initiative in spreading the word of DNA testing in Lebanon to reunite families.Everyone has the right to know their story," Emmanuelle said.But while she has been able to identify her mother as well as several relatives on her father's side, the identity of her father himself remains unknown.
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