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Identity and DNA Surprises

BY KARA, MEMBER My name’s Kara and I’m a NPE. When people ask me what NPE stands for, I tell them “Not Parent Expected” and then add, “it’s complicated,” because it is. I was born in Seattle to a single mom. My dad, who’d cleaned...

The Mirror

BY, MICHELLE MATTINGLY I looked into the mirror, wondered what I'd see. Would I see a stranger, looking back at me? I searched there for some feature, Some hidden clue to me. If only I looked deep enough, Surely I would see. I've seen this picture many times, These...

What Is An NPE?

BY STEVEN KING, MEMBER A Non- Paternity Event (“NPE”) was originally the term used to explain the break in the paternal line for a male. In genetics and genealogy, the term signified that a person’s attributed father was not their biological father and that the family...

Rejection

BY CATHERINE ST CLAIR FOUNDER, NPE FRIENDS FELLOWSHIP I've thought a lot about this the past few days. No one enjoys being rejected. But, I think NPEs have a really raw place in our hearts filled with fear and dread of being rejected. It is only natural. We want to be...

Sharing

BY STACEY, MEMBER How do you share a story like this?  How and when do I tell my friends that I am going through something that has turned so complex that I am still shuffling through the wreckage after a year and a half?  How do I share something that feels so...

No Exit Room

So here is my first blog post. I'm not a writer. I don't write. Well, except grocery and to do lists. But I'll just say what comes to mind... Has anyone ever watched Tin Cup, starring Kevin Costner and Rene Russo? Costner plays a washed up golf pro located in the...

Thanks For Being My Tribe

I find it interesting..... We are all on our own separate journey to discover who we are, where we come from, where we belong....That's how we all ended up *here*. I can't speak for anyone else but..... *Here* feels as close to home as I've ever known. Thanks for...

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