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Annual conference united the adoption, assisted reproduction, and NPE communities to grow and heal together and impact change.

  • 2023 April Louisville KY
  • 2024 April Denver CO (4/25-4/28/24)

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EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR Events

We invite speakers from all over the world to discuss their areas of expertise on issues pertaining to misattributed parentage. 

All RTK Webinar Events are recorded and later accessible to the public. RTK reserves the right to use the webinars for any purpose. 

(held on the first Sunday of each month at noon pacific time)

Save the Dates

  • Jan 21: The Intersection of Addiction and Separation from Family of Origin, David B. Bohl
  • Feb 11: Nature versus Nurture: What Shapes Us Part 2, Professor Robert Plomin
  • March 24: Attachment, TBD
  • April 25-28: Untangling Our Roots – LIVE EVENT, Denver Colorado
  • May 19: TBD, TBD1

Wellness Support
COMMUNITY & CONNECTION

At many points in your journey if you grow up knowing you are adopted, donor conceived, or have an NPE or if you have a DNA surprise, people feel alone. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There are tens of thousands of people are experiencing the same thing. Right to Know hosts a weekly peer led community and connection online support group with mental health professionals and community experts where individuals share experiences, offer mutual understanding, and provide emotional encouragement in a safe and confidential setting. 

These events are not recorded but you must preregister HERE – we never share your information. 

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Nature & Nurture: WHAT SHAPES US, Part 2

Webinar: Sunday 2/11 - noon PT / 3:00pm ET

Genetics explains more of the psychological differences among people than all other factors combined. Genetics accounts for fifty percent of psychological differences – not just mental health and school achievement, but all psychological traits, from personality to intellectual abilities. Nature defeats nurture by a landslide.

 

Professor Plomin’s first talk was about the first half of his book, Blueprint, which described research demonstrating the importance of genetics and what that research has revealed about environmental influences. In his second talk he’ll be discussing the DNA revolution and how it has made it possible to predict individual differences in common disorders and complex traits directly from DNA from the second half of his book.

 

Read Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are.
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Robert Plomin is Professor of Behavioural Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, followed by academic positions at the University of Colorado and The Pennsylvania State University. In 1994, he moved to the UK.
He has published more than 900 papers and is the author of the major textbook in the field as well as a dozen other books. He has received lifetime research achievement awards from all the major societies in the behavioral sciences (Behavior Genetics Association, American Psychological Association, Association of Psychological Science, British Psychological Society, Society for Research in Child Development, International Society for Intelligence Research), as well as being made Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, British Academy, American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Academy of Medical Sciences (UK). In 2021, he received the Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. In 2023, he became Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition for services to Research and the Scientific Community. 
After 50 years of research, he has come to the view that inherited DNA differences are the major systematic force that makes us who we are as individuals – our mental health and illness, our personality and our cognitive abilities and disabilities. The environment is important, but it works completely different from the way we thought it worked. The DNA revolution has made it possible to use DNA to predict our psychological problems and promise from birth. These advances in genetic research call for a radical rethink about what makes us who we are, with sweeping, and no doubt controversial, implications for the way we think about parenting, education and the events that shape our lives. This is the theme of his book, Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are (Allen Lane, 2018; Penguin Press, 2019).