Missing Pieces - NPE Life is a podcast that curates stories of and about people who find out, usually through a home DNA test, that someone in their family tree isn't who they thought. The host, Don Anderson, found out in 2021 that his dad wasn't his dad. It changed his life. All of the sudden the missing pieces fell into place. Our first episode will drop on May 13, 2022. NPE stands for Not Parent Expected or Non Paternity Event.
Mystery Guest - S4 Ep3
Welcome to Mystery Guest - Today I interview someone who does a lot for our community. I don't want to tell you who she is because I want you to focus on her amazing story. Have a listen... (note I do tell you at the end of the episode)
To contact don you can email me at donNPE@icloud.com
To check out or register for the Untangling Our Roots summit I spoke about go to https://untanglingourroots.org
Check out Right to Know at https://righttoknow.us
Check out my insta at https://www.instagram.com/npe_life_podcast/
Dana - Wife of a Bio-Father S4 - Ep2
In this episode I have a candid talk with my friend Dana. She is the wife of a man who suddenly found out he fathered a child unbeknownst to him when he was 21. She is also adopted and also she...well I don't want to ruin the surprise. Listen to the episode. It's a great one.
To reach Don you can email me at donNPE@icloud.com
To reach me on instagram click here
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!
Hi Everyone welcome to season 4 of the show. My seasons mean absolutely nothing. They start and stop every time I get to 13 episodes.
On today's show we have Aimee from DNAngels
She does these cool little tiktoks about some of the cases she's worked on. She helps folks find their biological parents. For free. And she talks about some of these cases in theses short little tiktok videos which also are on their instagram. And I love them.
You can watch these on tiktok, their account is DNAngels and on instagram they are DNAngelsorg
If you would like to make a donation to DNAngels click here They are a non-profit so any donation is a tax write-off. If you want to request a search angel click here
There main website is www.DNAngels.org NOTE there is only one "A" in their name.
To get in touch with Don, follow me on instagram or email me at DonNPE@icloud.com
Thanks so much for listening. Please rate this show and leave a review.
A Check-In With Don s3 - ep13
In this very intimate episode Don shares about 3 things... 1) A dream he had where his bio father appeared 2) Tells you how to explain to folks your need to find biological family. 3) Don has a recorded conversation with his birth certificate father the day his father found out that Don wasn't his biological child.
Follow the show on instagram. Or leave us a message there.
If you think your story would be a good fit for our podcast (and you haven't been on any other podcast) email Don at donNPE@icloud.com.
Conversation with Gina - S3 Ep12
In this episode I have a conversation with my friend Gina Daniel... she's a therapist and NPE and an all around good person. We speak mostly about newly found family. She's 5 years into her journey and I'm 2 years into mine.
Some of the things mentioned in this episode....
Click here to listen to Gina's story on NPE Stories, Lily Wood's podcast. Her episode first appeared on Jan 12 2020.
If you're in Pennsylvania and need a therapist or other outpatient mental health help please go to WWW.GRAYSTONEWELLNESS.COM
To go to Gina's Npe Guide go to WWW.NPEGUIDE.COM
To get in touch with Don please email donNPE@icloud.com
To watch the TV show Unforgiven, British TV show I mentioned on Amazon click here
The Greatest Act of Love S3 Ep11
In this episode we hear from Rebecca as she tells her incredible journey, from being told as a child that her dad wasn't her "real" dad to 30 something years later when she finds another truth. And in the end we learn what a "real" dad is. Join us on this very special episode.
To email me... donNPE@icloud.com
Click here to find Missing Pieces Instagram
To order Missing Pieces Merch go to https://missingpieces.printify.me
To listen or buy the Cory Goodrich song on intunes click here
Missing Pieces - NPE is hosted, produced and edited by me, Don Anderson
I am another NPE missing a piece of my puzzle
Your podcast is absolutely fabulous and comforting. Thank you Don, and all who share in their journey. I have listened to each of your episodes and been on two NPE podcasts sharing my story. Thank you, for giving of your time and attention to address such a eye and heart awaking event.
Kindly, Karen NPE2019
Wow this podcast hit home
I just listened to Phone call with Mom 1 & 2 …. Can I just say what an incredible conversation between son and Mother. I’m almost speechless as to how well feelings were expressed and as to the high level of self control that was a very mature example of how to talk about late discovery misattributed paternity. Thank you for sharing this raw and private conversation with us. I look forward to hearing more from this guest. *PS I am a NPE struggling to have a relationship with my Mother.
Love this podcast! Thank you to you and your guests for sharing stories that resonate so deeply with other people in the NPE community. I Hope someday I can share my story and it might give someone hope and comfort knowing that they are not alone in their feelings!