125 episodes

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 • 115 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.

    Stacey's Story

    Stacey's Story

    Stacey shares her life growing up in her severe household until she left to live with her Grandma. She hopes to have a relationship with her bio dad and his family.

    Stacey can be emailed directly at npestacey@gmail.com

    Resources discussed:
    Reckoning with the Primal Wound: A Documentary
    by Rebecca Autumn Samson

    The Primal Wound
    by Nancy Verrier

    Hiraeth Hope and Healing Retreats for :
    Adoptees, Donor Conceived People, Late Discovery Adoptees, and NPEs
    https://www.hiraethhopeandhealing.com/


    NPE Stories facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/NPEstories

    • 1 hr
    Susan O's Story

    Susan O's Story

    Susan found out she was donor conceived, and this was kept from her and her BCF. Her biological father is her mother's fertility doctor.

    Hiraeth Hope and Healing Retreats for :
    Adoptees, Donor Conceived People, Late Discovery Adoptees, and NPEs
    https://www.hiraethhopeandhealing.com/

    Who Even Am I Anymore: A Process Journal For the Adoptee, Late Discovery Adoptee, Donor Conceived, NPE, and MPE Community
    created by Eve Sturges
    I will give away a copy to a lucky person who comments on the facebook post for Episode 123 on the NPE Stories facebook page through 5/08/22.
    https://www.facebook.com/NPEstories

    Susan can be found on social media at Susan Ockrant-Johnston.
    Susan can also be emailed at susan_ockrant@hotmail.com

    • 55 min
    Cindy O's Story

    Cindy O's Story

    Cindy never understood the cause of the abuse she received from her narcissistic BCF until she found out she was an NPE.
    "There is an innate primal need to know where you come from."
     
    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 122  where today I am speaking with Cindy O.

    O’Leary/NPE story mentioned from the Chicago Tribune

    Cindy is in the Chicago area and can be reached by email.
    Cindy's email: 67irishford@gmail.com

    Article mentioned from Severance Magazine:
    To Pimp an Adopted Butterfly by Matthew Charles

    Website:
    npestories.com

    Follow NPE Stories on Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/NPEstories

    Subscribe to NPE Stories podcast to get weekly episodes.
    Lily's IG: @lilymwood
    NPE Stories email: npestories@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Jodie's Story

    Jodie's Story

    Jodie was told at 20 her dad wasn't her dad, and finally got the truth nearly 20 years later.
     
    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 121  where today I am speaking with Jodie.

    Jodie can be reached by email.
    Jodie's email: maryravenstar2@gmail.com

    Jodie mentions the book:
    Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents
    by Lindsay C. Gibson

    Website:
    npestories.com

    Follow NPE Stories on Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/NPEstories

    Subscribe to NPE Stories podcast to get weekly episodes.
    Lily's IG: @lilymwood
    NPE Stories email: npestories@gmail.com

    • 57 min
    Mary Ravenstar's Story

    Mary Ravenstar's Story

    Mary Ravenstar was raised and identifies as Native American. She details many ways she went through her healing process.
     
    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 120  where today I am speaking with Mary Ravenstar.

    Mary can be reached by email.
    Mary's email: maryravenstar2@gmail.com

    Mary mentions the following resources:
    Ancestral Healing through the Shift Network
    Severance Magazine
    Sara Easterly's Book: Searching for Mom
    Mary is currently writing a book called Shattered for Good.

    Other Resources discussed:
    Right to Know Hotline 323 TALK MPE
    righttoknow.us

    npestories.com
    Follow NPE Stories on Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/NPEstories

    Subscribe to NPE Stories podcast to get weekly episodes.
    Lily's IG: @lilymwood
    NPE Stories email: npestories@gmail.com

    • 44 min
    Christina's Story

    Christina's Story

    Christina has no regrets and says this has been a beautiful experience to get where she is at today in her NPE 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 119  where today I am speaking with Christina.

    Christina can be reached by email.
    Christina's email: cmb312@gmail.com

    Follow NPE Stories on Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/NPEstories

    Subscribe to NPE Stories podcast to get weekly episodes.
    Lily's IG: @lilymwood
    NPE Stories email: npestories@gmail.com

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

Don@mac ,

Amazing Podcast!! Very engagine

What an amazing podcast. Seriously, this Podcast got me through the darkest part of my NPE journey. Lily is awesome. Total genius. What a platform she’s created for people to just share from their heart.

PodsInATL ,

Add this podcast to your favorites

All the feels🥰

KrisMPLS ,

Lifesaver

I can’t say enough how much this podcast has meant to me. If you are looking for support after a DNA surprise, or if you are looking for a way to support a friend or family member who has had a DNA surprise look no further. When I felt like there was not one person who could truly understand how traumatic a DNA discovery is, I found this podcast and it showed me that I am not alone.

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