5 days ago
Welcome to the season 4 finale of DNA Surprises.
One of the things I’ve observed throughout my conversations within this community is that NPEs often explain away confusing details about their conception or births because we trust our parents. We believe what we’re told. In this week’s episode, Sam explains how she always felt different from her sisters and raised her father but trusted what her mother told her.
Eventually, she uncovers a mystery with multiple possible biological fathers. Sam shares how she found her biological father’s identity (with the help of DNAngels) and how she’s connecting with her newfound family, even though he died just 18 months before she identified him.
At the end of the episode, Sam joined me for an update on how her journey is going.
Thanks to Sam for sharing her story, and thank you to everyone who joined me for Season 4: Natalie, Robin, Shannon, Phil, Laurie, Debra, Scarlett, Kim, Aly, Stacy, Angie, and Sam. Your bravery in sharing your stories helps others feel less alone - including me.
That’s all for season 4, but we’ll be back in May with season 5.
Thank you for listening. Until next time.
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