DNA Surprises
DNA Surprises
Jun 14, 2022
Linda's DNA Surprise
Play • 37 min

Some DNA surprise stories are harder to unravel than others. When Linda found out about her NPE, she was nearly 60 years old and both her mother and birth certificate father had passed. In this week's episode, Linda shares how she was able to track down the identity of her biological father despite genealogical challenges such as endogamy, (the custom of marrying only within the limits of a local community, clan, or tribe).

I also want to add a quick content warning for this episode. Because Linda can't ask any of her parents about her conception, she does not know if she was the result of a consensual relationship or sexual assault, and she mentions this. If you have experienced sexual abuse, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 for support.

Thanks to Linda for sharing her story. 

Do you have a DNA Surprise that you'd like to share? Email dnasurprises@gmail.com.

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Registration is open for the inaugural DNA Surprise Retreat, May 4-7 in Tucson, AZ!

If you're an NPE, donor-conceived person, or adoptee who has experienced a DNA surprise, join us for four days of community and support!

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