We advocate for people whose genetic parent(s) is not their supportive or legal parent(s) through education, legislation, and mental health initiatives to promote understanding of the complex intersection of genetic information, identity, and family dynamics.

Do you need to talk about your MPE?

Give us a call (323-825-5673) if you need to chat with someone who also has an MPE, need advice about MPE resources, or would like to be paired with an MPE mentor (a fellow MPE to walk with you on your journey for a bit). Or request we reach out to you using the “323-Talk-MPE Contact Request” button below.

Give us a call, we're here for you.

**If you are thinking about suicide or worried about a friend, please call 800-273-8255 for immediate confidential support or dial 911.***

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Sunday, Sept 12 noon-1:30pm PDT

We meet with a licensed mental health professional to discuss aspects of MPEs.

Please have basic drawing supplies (pencils, paper, markers) and collage materials (at least ten random magazine images, a glue stick, and scissors) on hand. Additionally, please print out one of these masks to use. 

Sunday, September 26 noon pm PDT

We invite prominent professionals in their field to talk about various topics related to MPEs.

Tamara Brooks

CARING. GIVING. DETERMINED. My mother was married to my dad Joseph for 16 years. During that time, seven children were born. I was number six.

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Our three pillars of service

Mental Health

Discovering you have an MPE is a life-changing event. Call our hotline at 323-TALK-MPE if you need to talk, need access to resources, or would like to be paired with an MPE mentor.

RTK advocates for access to trained mental health professionals to assist us on our path to healing. Visit the MPE Directory to find a licensed therapist near you. Our mental health advisory board is launching our certified educational class offerings. Meet our team.

For more information about our mental health initiatives, contact: MPEMentalHealth@RightToKnow.us

EDUCATION

We offer a variety of educational opportunities for people who’ve discovered they have an MPE and to help the public at large understand the complexities of such a discovery. We have monthly webinars and community connection meetups, classes on MPE topics, and can assist you with finding the resources you need.

If you’ve just had a DNA surprise, review our “First Steps Guide” or read this Great article.

LEGISLATION

We advocate for all MPEs (adoptees, people conceived through assisted reproduction, and non-paternity events) to promote laws to reflect our right to know our genetic identity. Fertility fraud laws need to be enacted now making it a crime and to provide a clear path for a civil cause of action for any aspect of fraud in assisted reproduction. Any doctor who uses his own sperm should lose his license.

HERE is a list of states that have passed fertility fraud laws and where laws are proposed. We need your advocacy.

Visit Donor Deceived to learn more about fertility donor fraud.

organizations we partner with and trust

Maintains an extensive list of resources and information for MPEs
Will help you find your genetic family (on a donation basis)
Adoption community promoting education, collaboration, and advocacy.
People conceived through assisted conception share and inspire