Sex, Lies & The Truth
Katie - Part 2

Katie - Part 2

July 24, 2019

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.

BK - And the Other Shoe

BK - And the Other Shoe

June 24, 2019

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

Karen - Welcome to the Tribe

Karen - Welcome to the Tribe

May 30, 2019

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 

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Synchronicity with Sky

Synchronicity with Sky

March 4, 2019

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 

Catherine The Great

Catherine The Great

January 24, 2019

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.

 

Aaryn and “Sperm Donor Gary”

Aaryn and “Sperm Donor Gary”

January 5, 2019

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

 

Sean - Long Time Listener, First Time Caller

Sean - Long Time Listener, First Time Caller

December 15, 2018

Jodi discovered her own DNA story in 2017, when she met her older brother, Sean. In this episode Sean talks with the dynamic duo over the phone about the impact of discovering hidden family on the kids and spouses as well as finding his secret sister.

Jodi and Sean's story is a happy one, where everyone feels better for having met one another and is nurturing a strong bond.  It's unusual in that happy ending, but every happy ending comes with some struggle.

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

 

Anthony - Christina’s Surprise Cousin

Anthony - Christina’s Surprise Cousin

December 1, 2018

Anthony discovers he's Christina's cousin and wins the genealogy jackpot when she tracks down his biological parents.  Anthony talks about the outcome of a night on the river, what it feels like to be a secret, and being adopted.  Finding biological parents isn't always sunshine and roses; being in reunion is tricky business for some people - especially when they're not honest about the facts.

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 

 

Katie & “Joe from The Shore”

Katie & “Joe from The Shore”

November 12, 2018

Katie is a fellow psychotherapist like Jodi and is navigating the strange and upsetting territory of misled paternity.  Katie describes a nagging sense she didn't fit in with her birth certificate father's family, the tragic response her mother's family had to the DNA revelation and a shocker you won't want to miss. If you're struggling with rejection and manipulation from family, this episode is for you.

This is our first remote interview so Katie's audio quality is different than Jodi and Christina.

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 

AJ and Adoption

AJ and Adoption

October 22, 2018

Meet AJ, an adoptee who survived a heart attack and used it as motivation to find the biological family he always wondered about. He'll explain the process of balancing the known/adoptive family while searching for and meeting the biological family and the amazing outcome.  Learn more about AJ's work to help adoptees and support heart health at www.adrianjones.me

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