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DNA Discovery Panel - Special Monday Evening Speaker Series Event (Virtual)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
8:00 pm10:00 pm

This special edition of our Monday Evening Speaker Series will be offered on TUESDAY, February 2, 2021, 8-10 pm ET.
(This session will not be recorded)

PLEASE NOTE: The Zoom link to access this event will be sent on Tuesday, February 2 before 3 pm by Julius Jackson at julius.jackson@adoptionnetwork.org to the email address you used for registration. Please check your junk mailbox. If you don't receive it by 3 pm, please reach out to Julius at the above email or Tammy at tammy.willet@adoptionnetwork.org.

DNA Discovery Panel: Dealing with the Emotional Impact of DNA Testing

DNA testing has become widely popular through Ancestry, 23 and Me, FTDNA and My Heritage. As a result, many people have found new relatives, which has had a huge impact on their lives. Issues related to assisted reproduction, misattributed parentage and late discovery adoption have arisen. Our new DNA Discoveries Peer Support Group will kick off on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST with a panel facilitated by Traci Onders, Adoption Network Cleveland’s Search Specialist, featuring adoptees who found birth family, a person who discovered they have misattributed parentage, and another who discovered they were donor conceived. We will be focusing on the emotional impacts of this journey.

This event is being co-sponsored by Adoption Knowledge Affiliates at www.adoptionknowlege.org.

Starting in March, a special General Discussion Meeting will begin, with a focus on individuals who have experienced DNA surprises or discoveries. This group will meet monthly, every first Tuesday from 8-10 pm ET.

Adoption Knowledge Affiliates also has a DNA Discoveries Peer Support Group, which meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm CT via Zoom. Find out more on their website.