DNA SURPRISES PODCAST

Sharing the journeys of people who were shocked by a DNA discovery, mostly through modern DNA testing.

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Imagine spitting into a tube, sending off your DNA, and unknowingly turning your life upside down. For thousands of people around the world, this is our reality. This podcast shares the journeys of people who were shocked by a DNA discovery, mostly through modern DNA testing. We’re telling the stories of NPEs, adoptees, and donor-conceived people and their families.

ABOUT THE HOST

In July of 2021, Alexis Hourselt received her Ancestry DNA kit results. To her shock, she discovered that her biological father, the man she’d called “Dad” for 35 years, was not the man who raised her. She’d unknowingly joined a community of NPEs, people who have experienced non-paternal events or learned their biological parents were “not parent expected.”

Alexis also learned through her DNA testing kit results that she is not a biracial Mexican woman, as she’d believed, but African American. These two discoveries caused a complete upheaval of her identity. 

Alexis created DNA Surprises to provide a space for NPEs, DCPs, and adoptees (and their families) to find comfort in the stories of those who are on similar journeys. She also aims to raise awareness of DNA surprises and ultimately create more openness and honesty around parentage.

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