Maternity DNA Test

To confirm the mother of a baby or child—for immigration, adoption, and more.

Maternity DNA Test

To confirm the mother of a baby or child—for immigration, adoption, and more.

What is maternity DNA testing?

Maternity DNA testing establishes 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 3-4 business days after all samples have been received.  Contact our experts today for a free consultation.

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Results in 4 Business Days

Once all samples arrive at the lab.

PhD-Reviewed Results

Our in-house team ensures accuracy.

Team Support

We keep you informed every step of the way.

Not sure if you need a home or legal test? Our knowledgeable case specialists can help determine the best option for your unique situation.

Most Common Reasons to take a Maternity DNA Test

Not sure when you would need a maternity test? There are several common reasons women choose to test maternity, including proof of maternity for immigration, to prove a relationship between an adoptee and a biological mother, and more.

  • Proving a maternal relationship for immigration
  • 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 IVF

Results are completely confidential, and your private genetic information is never shared with or sold to outside parties. See our privacy policy here.

Testing Options for Maternity DNA Testing

There are two main options for doing a maternity test: legal or for personal knowledge.

Legal: Legal test results can be submitted to immigration agencies or court as legal proof of maternity. DDC helps you locate a DNA-sample collection provider 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.

To order a Maternity DNA Test, call 0800 009 2969

More about Maternity DNA Testing

Q: Can a maternity DNA test be used for immigration?

A: Yes, a maternity DNA test can be used for immigration to the UK. Once you have the necessary forms , ring us on 020 3301 7346.  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 4 business days.

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, DNA is collected by 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) participants can make separate appointments at DNA-collection facilities for a legal test.