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What if you found out your parent was not in fact your biological parent? NPE Stories is a podcast where NPEs can share their story. What is an NPE? It is a term that stands for Not Parent Expected or Non Paternity Event. It is used for people who have found out the life changing news that their parent wasn’t their biological parent. Most likely through the advent of home DNA kits. NPE Stories is a podcast where NPEs can share their story of what their original family was like. How they found out they were an NPE. And what their journey has been like since the day they found out. These stories are here for us to listen to and nod along with. Be a part of the story telling. If you are an NPE that would like to share your story email npestories@gmail.com. You do not have to give any identifying information. I’d like to hear from you. NPE Stories will be launching July 1st 2019. Come heal with us.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 67 Ratings

What if you found out your parent was not in fact your biological parent? NPE Stories is a podcast where NPEs can share their story. What is an NPE? It is a term that stands for Not Parent Expected or Non Paternity Event. It is used for people who have found out the life changing news that their parent wasn’t their biological parent. Most likely through the advent of home DNA kits. NPE Stories is a podcast where NPEs can share their story of what their original family was like. How they found out they were an NPE. And what their journey has been like since the day they found out. These stories are here for us to listen to and nod along with. Be a part of the story telling. If you are an NPE that would like to share your story email npestories@gmail.com. You do not have to give any identifying information. I’d like to hear from you. NPE Stories will be launching July 1st 2019. Come heal with us.

    Jason's Story

    Jason's Story

    NPE Stories is a podcast where NPEs can share their story of what their original family was like.  How they found out they were an NPE.  And what their journey has been like since the day they found out.  
    Welcome to Episode 81 where today I am speaking with Jason.
    Resources: 
    Jason's Email: jacsonwall@gmail.com
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    Lily's IG: @lilymwood
    NPE Stories email: npestories@gmail.com

    • 28 min
    Zari's Story

    Zari's Story

    NPE Stories is a podcast where NPEs can share their story of what their original family was like.  How they found out they were an NPE.  And what their journey has been like since the day they found out.  
    Welcome to Episode 80 where today I am speaking with Zari.
    Resources: 
    Zari Cardenas is on Facebook
    Zari's Email: zari.michele@gmail.com
    Follow NPE Stories on Facebook.
    Subscribe to NPE Stories podcast to get weekly episodes.
    Lily's IG: @lilymwood
    NPE Stories email: npestories@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Michael's Story

    Michael's Story

    NPE Stories is a podcast where NPEs can share their story of what their original family was like.  How they found out they were an NPE.  And what their journey has been like since the day they found out.  
    Welcome to Episode 79 where today I am speaking with Michael.
    Resources: 
    Book: I Had My Underwear On The Entire Time: A Memoir of Discovering Family through Genetic Genealogy by Michael and Amy Blair
    https://www.amazon.com/Had-Underwear-Entire-Time-Discovering/dp/0578806126
    Michael and Amy Blair's Email: apairofblairs@gmail.com
    Right to Know - Iowa Law
    Lily's IG: @lilymwood
    NPE Stories email: npestories@gmail.com

    • 44 min
    Kathy MM's Story

    Kathy MM's Story

    NPE Stories is a podcast where NPEs can share their story of what their original family was like.  How they found out they were an NPE.  And what their journey has been like since the day they found out.  
    Welcome to Episode 78 where today I am speaking with Kathy.
    Resources:
    Kathy's Email: kathymm@comcast.net
    Lily's IG: @lilymwood
    NPE Stories email: npestories@gmail.com

    • 34 min
    Dawn's Story

    Dawn's Story

    NPE Stories is a podcast where NPEs can share their story of what their original family was like.  How they found out they were an NPE.  And what their journey has been like since the day they found out.  
    Welcome to Episode 77 where today I am speaking with Dawn.
    Resources:
    Dawn's Website: dawndaviesbooks.com
    Dawn's Writing Workshop: whistletreewriters.com
    Dawn's IG: @dawnlandia @whistletreewriters
    Lily's IG: @lilymwood
    NPE Stories email: npestories@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Lisa A's Story

    Lisa A's Story

    NPE Stories is a podcast where NPEs can share their story of what their original family was like.  How they found out they were an NPE.  And what their journey has been like since the day they found out.  
    Welcome to Episode 76 where today I am speaking with Lisa A.
    Resources:
    Lisa's Email: texasarent@gmail.com
    Lily's IG: @lilymwood
    NPE Stories email: npestories@gmail.com

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Allison Hardin ,

Real people with real stories

I love Lily’s podcast because unlike some other podcasts she features regular people— our friends-our neighbors - people in our communities. I get so much out of listening to the stories. Thank you Lily and her guests for providing support to us NPEs.

Tootiredtotruck ,

These are amazing stories of our NPE journeys

As I listen to the stories I find myself nodding in agreement and even talking to my phone agreeing with the stories that these people are telling. A lot of them are stories of my life. Emotions I’ve felt, the way my family responded ... it’s amazing to see all of the similar emotions and actions that are in all these different families... even across country lines, across ethnic lines, across economics lines...

DNA Deb ,

Parent/child

I have enjoyed these stories so much. I find myself nodding my head at so many similarities to other NPE’s when hearing them.
My daughter gave me Ancestry December 2018 as a gift because I told her that’s what I wanted. My results came in 2/1/2019 and at the top of my matches listed a man’s name I didn’t know.
It stated he was my Father. The relationship was parent/child.
I was so confused & distraught! My ethnicity was also not what I was told. I am 34% Scottish & 15% Irish & no German like I was told my entire life.
I was 53 at that time & raised by a different man.
Currently I have met & developed a beautiful
Father/Daughter relationship with this man that I look just like!
I have also developed a great relationship with my new aunt & numerous cousins that I look just like. The sad part of this is my family of origin is not in my life & I have a new 1/2 brother I haven’t met. This discovery will change your life forever & nothing or nobody can prepare you for that.

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