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.

Take a moment to review our support section.

RTK advocates for access to trained mental health professionals to assist people impacted by a DNA surprise or an MPE on the path to healing. Visit the MPE Counseling Directory to find a licensed therapist near you. 

Meet our Mental Health Advisory Team.

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. We also offer continuing education clock hours courses for licensed therapists.

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

ADVOCACY

We advocate for people with an MPE (adoptees, people conceived through assisted reproduction, and those with a non-paternity event) to promote our right to know our genetic identity to effect legislative and administrative change. Medical guidelines must be updated to reflect this right. 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.