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.

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

Sept 4: Integrating an Unknown Culture into Your Identity, Brooke Randolph, NCC, LMHC

3/30/23-4/1/23:Untangling Our Roots Summit

EDUCATION

Classes on misattributed parentage topics for people with 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 issuses (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.

ALYSON NOWELL

INQUISITIVE. PASSIONATE. LOYAL. Ever since I found out I had an NPE in February 2021, it has been a tough thing to reckon with. Is

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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.
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