11 episodes

Join hip psychotherapist, Jodi Klugman-Rabb, LMFT and Investigative Genealogist, Christina Fitzgibbons as they explore the shocking results of commercial DNA tests: misled, falsified or hidden parentage. From sex, to the lie and the eventual truth we explore what makes Non-Parental Events (NPE) or Parental Identity Discovery™ and who the real people are behind them.
Contact Jodi at www.jkrabb.com or www.parentalidentitydiscovery.com
Contact Christina at www.myhoodieproject.com

Sex, Lies & The Truth Couch Genes

    • Kids & Family

Join hip psychotherapist, Jodi Klugman-Rabb, LMFT and Investigative Genealogist, Christina Fitzgibbons as they explore the shocking results of commercial DNA tests: misled, falsified or hidden parentage. From sex, to the lie and the eventual truth we explore what makes Non-Parental Events (NPE) or Parental Identity Discovery™ and who the real people are behind them.
Contact Jodi at www.jkrabb.com or www.parentalidentitydiscovery.com
Contact Christina at www.myhoodieproject.com

    Katie - Part 2

    Katie - Part 2

    We promised a sequel to Katie and Joe From the Shore and here it is!  In this episode, you will learn if Joe is really Katie's father, the fall out with her mom and the lasting impact the discovery has made for Katie - hint - grief isn't just for those who lost someone through death. Be sure to listen to the end for another surprise, this time about Katie herself. We love surprises, now that our own DNA surprises are out of the way!
    Learn more about Jodi's work with fellow NPE and Parental Identity Discovery™ at www.jkrabb.com or www.parentalidentitydiscovery.com 
    Learn about how Christina works to find your family at www.myhoodieproject.com.

    • 48 min
    BK - And the Other Shoe

    BK - And the Other Shoe

    Our second episode of season two is a fascinating story told by author and NPE, BK.  BK is far along in her process of discovering family and identity so tells her story with a soothing calm to make you feel your mind was just massaged. Learn about tenacity, gambling, the importance of the Social Security Administration and what happens when the other shoe drops.  If you believe in the paranormal we have an added bit at the end just for you.
    BK writes as well as she speaks so you'll love her recent article for the Huffington Post.  She has also just launched the digital Severance Magazine devoted to the NPE community, with a little interview featuring our own Jodi Klugman-Rabb.
    Learn more about Jodi's work with fellow NPE and Parental Identity Discovery™ at www.jkrabb.com or www.parentalidentitydiscovery.com 
    Learn about how Christina works to find your family at www.myhoodieproject.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Karen - Welcome to the Tribe

    Karen - Welcome to the Tribe

    It’s all in the family with episode 1 of season 2. Karen shares her story of NPE discovery – discovering she Jewish while traveling on a train in Europe, what it was like engaging mom in the truth, and learning about her biological father from three new brothers. One of those brothers shares his discovery of Karen and how he and his siblings found a stronger bond amongst themselves from finding her.  Karen’s cousin also shares the perspective of the new family being contacted, with advice on how to approach it if you’re the family being contacted.  This is an encouraging tale of family listening and embracing new members.
    Learn more about Jodi's work with fellow NPE and Parental Identity Discovery™ at www.jkrabb.com or www.parentalidentitydiscovery.com 
    Learn about how Christina works to find your family at www.myhoodieproject.com 
    www.sexliesandthetruth.com
     
     

    • 49 min
    Synchronicity with Sky

    Synchronicity with Sky

    Jodi calls it intuition, adoption work refers to it as the inalienable bond of biology.  The undeniable but perplexing instinct that we don't fit in seems to play a big role in many Parental Identifier/NPE experiences.  Sky Nelson-Isaacs, physicist and musician, explains his theory on synchronicity and flow and how it relates to healing the pain of disconnection and grief - central characteristics of discovering misled and falsified parentage.
    Fresh off the release of his new book, Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World, we interview Sky on how his work relates to the NPE experience and explains the seemingly random events that lead to our discoveries.  You'll learn about the importance of the apple tree, the use of metaphor and the LORRAX - not the Dr. Seuss kind.
    A special musical bonus at the end  - we play out the podcast with Sky's original song, Stand for Me, that feels like it was written specifically for the Parental Identity Discovery™ community.
    Learn more about Jodi's work with fellow NPE and Parental Identity Discovery™ at www.jkrabb.com or www.parentalidentitydiscovery.com 
    Learn about how Christina works to find your family at www.myhoodieproject.com
    See photos and family trees of guests at www.sexliesandthetruth.com
    Reach Sky at www.facebook.com/skynelsonisaacs/ and www.livinginflowbook.com 

    • 43 min
    Catherine The Great

    Catherine The Great

    Most people freak out when they discover DNA revelations like your parent really isn't your biological parent.  Catherine did that too, but transitioned that feeling into an online support community for Not Parent Expected (what I call Parental Identity Discovery™) called DNA NPE Gateway on Facebook.  It has received a ton of national media attention ranging from articles in the Atlantic to appearances on Dr. Oz, CBS This Morning and The Today Show, to name a few.
    Catherine joins the podcast to discuss the personal impact of Parental Identity Discovery™ and the real reason people take the chance to reach out and connect with newly discovered biological family. She takes us through the groups plans to expand their legal influence and makes a great plug for therapy.
    Learn more about Jodi's work with fellow NPE and Parental Identity Discovery™ at www.jkrabb.com or www.parentalidentitydiscovery.com 
    Learn about how Christina works to find your family at www.myhoodieproject.com 
    Find Catherine's group at DNA NPE Gateway.  Admittance is granted upon answering a few questions to verify NPE status.
     

    • 47 min
    Aaryn and "Sperm Donor Gary"

    Aaryn and "Sperm Donor Gary"

    Join the wild and funny ride as we learn from Aaryn the surprising benefits of scouring through phone books to find her biological father.  Aaryn has a rich history spanning intergenerational custody, foster care and biological family that will warm your heart.  We know not all family relationships are sunshine and roses, but the relationship Aaryn has with her newly discovered biological sister, Jen, is everything you want it to be.  If this one doesn't get you wanting to research more of your ancestry, you have no heart.
    See pictures of our interviews and family trees on the podcast webpage www.sexliesandthetruth.com.
    Learn more about Jodi's work with fellow NPE and Parental Identity Discovery™ at www.jkrabb.com or www.parentalidentitydiscovery.com 
    Learn about how Christina works to find your family at www.myhoodieproject.com
     

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

NPE Alicia ,

Great Discussions!

I discovered I was an NPE in February 2019 just ten days before I turned 31 and four months before my wedding. My mom is an NPE also and I discovered I was an NPE while helping my mom find her biological father. There are several NPE’s on my newly discovered biological paternal side as well. People don’t understand how this shakes one’s identity until they have walked through this, because of this I’m now writing a memoir about my experience. I love listening to podcasts that give a voice to our community. #npe #npealicia

Shelley0101 ,

Love it

I just listened to two of the podcasts today & loved them. I can’t wait to listen to more tomorrow. A little sad to see that it’s not a weekly podcast. Hopefully it will be soon. 😉

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