Your Story. Your Hope. Discovered Together.
We connect people impacted by DNA surprises and misattributed parentage with licensed mental health professionals with experience working with these issues.
Our heart is to help anyone impacted by misattributed parentage experiences and surprise DNA discoveries. We understand shock, feelings of grief, abandonment, betrayal, identity crisis, shame, anxiety, and depression (to name a few..) that often manifest a DNA discovery. Our experience is that the community shares commonalities, but also differences.
Some people with an MPE have miraculous bonding with their new families while others face rejection. Still yet, there are those whose family members have passed away and others where DNA tests resulted in only finding out you have a different parent, but no leads toward who it is. The journey for people with an MPE is marked with ambiguous loss and the search for self. We have experience in this journey extensively and too, know the ups and downs and everything in between.
Together, it’s our hope to help the community in whatever stage of the MPE process they’re currently in, through mental health education and referrals to licensed therapists that specialize in this field. We’ll walk this road alongside you in an alliance as additions to the pages of your story are processed and written.
Find a licensed mental health professional with experience working with the traumas associated with misattributed parentage.
**If you are thinking about suicide or worried about a friend, please call 800-273-8255 for immediate confidential support or dial 911.***
Call our MPE hotline to chat with someone who’s had a misattributed parentage experience and to receive help with finding resources: be paired with a mentor, locating biological family, finding a therapist…
A misattributed parentage experience is the discovery of a change in a person’s perceived genealogy from a previously unknown or undisclosed:
- Non-Paternity Event (NPE): conceived from an extramarital affair, tryst, or other sexual encounter and a rape or assault
- Assisted Conception: conceived from a Gamete Provider (Sperm or Egg), Embryo Provision, and Surrogacy.
- Adoption: Hidden, Orphan, Foster Care, Late Discovery Adoptee (LDA), stepchild.
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