Woman, 41, finds dad thanks to £99 DNA test leaving her crying ‘uncontrollably’

A woman found her dad – thanks to a £99 DNA test.

Kelly Pinkney bought the kit to learn about her ancestry – and it revealed she had a first cousin she knew nothing about.

Through that link she has now met her dad Saeed Sotoudeh and they are forging a relationship.

Kelly, 41, said: “It’s such an amazing feeling knowing who I am for the first time.

“I feel like I belong now.”

Kelly was born in September 1980 and began asking her about her parentage at the age of 10.

Her mum told her she was conceived one night in a hotel in London and she thought her dad was Arabic or Egyptian.

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Mum-of-one Kelly, of Bedford, used a saliva test from California-based 23&Me.

It showed she was 50% Persian – now known as Iranian.

And it also told her she had a cousin who was on the site. They were put in touch and that led her to find out about Saeed, who still lived in London.

They recently enjoyed a meal together for his birthday.

Kelly said: “When I found out I cried uncontrollably for an hour.

“It was a massive shock for him as he’s never known I was out there, whereas I knew he was.”

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