Tammy Makram (right) began searching for her birth parents through social media and DNA testing sites in January 2015. The DNA reveals the 54-year-old has two full sisters, Abbie, 66, (left) and Liz, 50, both of whom were also given up for adoption. Makram was also able to meet her birth parents.

Luverne woman finds birth parents, siblings one year after renewing search

More than 20 years ago, Luverne’s Tammy Makram set out to find her birth family, turning to social media and genetic testing as ways to expand her search.

Within the last four months, she’s found her parents, eight siblings and more cousins than she dreamed possible.


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