DNA SURPRISE?

We support people impacted by DNA surprises, genetic identity issues, and misattributed parentage experiences (MPE) which can occur due to an adoption, assisted conception, or those conceived from a non-paternal event (NPE) and promote understanding of the complex intersection of genetic information, identity, and family dynamics. 
We encourage engagement to facilitate and create real change and are an inclusive organization that assists everyone impacted by genetic identity issues including adoptees, donor-conceived, people with an NPE, birth parents, gamete providers, new genetic family, recipient parents, and raising families.

ADVOCACY

We work with regulating and advisory bodies and organizations, educate policy makers, and propose legislation to promote our genetic identity rights.
We are working on federal legislation to prevent and deter fraud and negligence in assisted reproduction in the US.

EVENTS

Dec 4: Finding STRENGTH after a DNA Discovery, Stephanie Leftwich-Needham LMHC, ATR-BC 
Dec 18: Thorny Legal Issues Raised by DNA Tests, Maria Leonard Olsen, Attorney
3/30/23-4/1/23: Untangling Our Roots Summit

EDUCATION

Classes for people impacted by a DNA surprise AND Continuing education clock hour courses for licensed therapists.
MPE 101 aspects core courses include: Identity, Loss & Grief, Reunion, and Ethical & Psychological Impacts.

MPE COUNSELING DIRECTORY

A directory of licensed therapists with experience treating people with misattributed parentage and genetic identity issues (adoptees, DCPs, and people with an NPE).

Request Assistance

Call or send a request for assistance in identifying family, finding a therapist experienced with MPEs or a genetic counselor, or be paired with mentor.
All services are FREE.

Skye Mooney

CREATIVE. RESILIENT. MUM. Out of place. It’s a feeling I have experienced my entire life. At family gatherings. At school. Even as a grown adult

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PARTNERS

Organizations we with partner with and trust.
We work with groups that promote inclusivity, engagement, our communities' well-being, and our right to know our genetic identity.
We may travel a different path,
but we're headed to the same goal.

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SUMMIT

3/30/23-4/1/23 in Louisville, KY
We are uniting the adoption, assisted reproduction, and NPE communities into one amplified voice.
@RootsSummit2023
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