DNA Surprises
DNA Surprises
Jan 24, 2023
Phil's DNA Surprise
Play • 45 min

This week’s story tells not one, but two, shocking DNA discoveries. Growing up, Phil believed that the parents who raised him were his biological parents. As a child, he learned that his biological mother abandoned him and he was raised by his stepmother. Decades later, he learned that his raised father isn’t his biological parent, either.

This episode contains references to suicide, child abuse, and child sexual abuse. If you are struggling with thoughts of self-harm, please call or text 988. If you are a victim of child sexual abuse, please call RAINN at 800-656-HOPE.

Thank you, Phil, for sharing your story.

Support the show

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

IG: @dnasurprises
Twitter: @dnasurprises
TikTok: @dnasurprises
Website: www.dnasurprisespodcast.com

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!

IG: @dnasurpriseretreat

More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu